… Smooth tooth-like and volcanic rock formations sticking up out of the ground in the Alabama Hills near Lone Pine, California. It feels like being on a planet from a sci fi movie. That is probably why so many sci fi movies have been filmed here, as well as a large number of classic western TV shows.
… Looking up at the Sierra Nevadas blanketed by clouds near Lone Pine, California.
… A staged poker game inside the saloon at the Laws Railroad Museum just outside Bishop, California. It is kind of out of the average 395 traveler’s path, but it is a really neat and fascinating place. So much old west paraphernalia and other historic stuff on display. There is an old train turntable, some old still-functioning trains, several different buildings displaying various old professions like a doctor’s office, a dentist’s office, a beauty parlor, and a schoolhouse. There is also a surprisingly very large old camera collection on display. A very cool afternoon or morning stop for a couple hours if you are in the area.
… The heavens poking through the heavy cloud cover on a beautiful morning just north of Bishop California.
… Historic hair dressing at the Laws Railroad Museum just outside of Bishop, California.
… Looking up from behind Mobius Arch in the Alabama Hills, just west of Lone Pine, California and just east of Mount Whitney of the Sierra Nevada range.
… Sunlight peaking through storm clouds on a wonderful morning just north of Bishop California, just east of the Sierras.
… A blanket of clouds covering the Sierras and Mount Whitney. Just west of Lone Pine, California off of Highway 395.
… The dark sky over the Alabama Hills makes for pretty amazing star gazing. At one point in the night I was wandering around, where I set up camp on a higher hill over looking most of the hills and looking toward Mount Whitney, and I just sat down on the ground staring off into the night. It is a spectacular treat to be alone with only the stars of a dark sky.
… Clouds of drama over a section of the Alabama Hills in eastern California off of highway 395.
… A small pocket of light peaking through the ever-thickening veil of clouds on a dramatic morning in the Alabama Hills, just west of Lone Pine, California and just east of Mount Whitney and the Sierras.
… A revisit to a location of a small arch in the Alabama Hills on a much more interesting cloudy day than last time.
… The Mobius Arch on a wonderfully cloudy morning among the Alabama Hills, just a few miles below Mount Whitney, east of the Sierras just west of Lone Pine, California.
stairway to hell
… A dramatic morning at the Alabama Hills in Eastern California, just east of the Sierras and below Mount Whitney off of Highway 395 near Lone Pine. This is from the Mobius Arch trailhead parking lot looking east-northeast.
a big rock
… A big rock formation in Alabama Hills off Highway 395 in Eastern California.
… a cold snowy early May day passing through Dixie National Forest in central Utah
… A bright green field in the middle of the Utah desert off of highway 12.
… looking down at the mighty Colorado River from Navajo bridge near Marble Canyon and Lee’s Ferry, Arizona.
… along the desert trail to “the Wave” just south of the Utah-Arizona border off of highway 89 near Kanab, Utah.
… Brain-like rock formations above “the Wave” in south coyote buttes just south of the Utah-Arizona border.