Dead end 'mine' - thought it might be part of an old movie set? There are lots of oddities hiding in the alabama hills and due to its popularity as a filming location it's hard to know if you're looking at something genuine or fabricated for a set.
Mount whitney from tuttle creek road. Lone pine peak on left.
This place ROCKS (yuk yuk)
Alabama Hills formations
Lots of snow on the Inyos from the recent storms.
The new truck. Semi-clean. We'd make sure to change that in the coming days.
We drove up Whitney Portal road to the snow line right at Lone Pine Campground (around 6000 ft) to scout for the next day's snowshoe hike.
Low clouds hung right above the snowline on both sides of the Valley.
Road in Lone Pine Campground, view across to Inyos
The campground was open, you could drive to the sites but they were snowcovered.
Mt Whitney, natch. Nice to spend christmas with it.
Alabama Hills and Inyos
Looking north along the eastern Sierra.
Snowline, Alabama Hills, Inyos
The sun set so. early. behind the mountains. Gah.
Back down the hill out of the shadow cast by the sun behind the mountains. Time to scramble around and play in the Alabama Hills some more.
Sierra view from the Hills. I love watching movies filmed here and picking out the peaks. For example: Iron Man's afghanistan has mt Whitney quite prominently featured.