Ancient Arch And Milky Way, Alabama Hills, Eastern Sierra
- Title: Ancient Arch And Milky Way, Alabama Hills, Eastern Sierra
- State/Province/Region: California
- Country: United States
- Nearest Area: Alabama Hills
- Nearest Town: Lone Pine
- Brief Directions:
Driving from Lone Pine California on highway 395 turn west on Whitney Portal Road until you reach Movie Flat Road then turn right and explore the endless rock formations and arches in the area.
- Best Season: Summer
The Alabama Hills are a "range of hills" and rock formations near the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in the Owens Valley, west of Lone Pine in Inyo County, California.The Alabama Hills are a popular filming location for television and movie productions, especially Westerns set in an archetypal "rugged" environment. Since the early 1920s, 150 movies and about a dozen television shows have been filmed here, including Tom Mix films, Hopalong Cassidy films, The Gene Autry Show, and The Lone Ranger. Classics such as Gunga Din, Springfield Rifle,"The Violent Men" (1955 film), Bad Day at Black Rock' (1955), the Budd Boetticher/Randolph Scott "Ranown" westerns, How the West Was Won.
Though geographically considered a range of hills, geologically they are a part of the Sierra Nevada mountains.
- Gear: Nikon D300s Nikkor 24 mm f2.8 lens Gitzo G-1228 tripod
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