Take US395 to Lone Pine. Turn west on Whitney Portal Road to the Alabama Hills. Hike the arch trail to encounter Lathe Arch.
In the Alabama Hills of California, honey-hued granite boulders and arches rest below the towering white granite cliffs of the Eastern Sierra--the tallest range in the lower 48. It is a surreal scene full of wonder and beauty. In this particular photo, a boulder casts a shadow on Lathe Arch while the sun graces its upper edge. Seen through the arch is Lone Pine Peak, topping out at nearly 13,000ft in elevation.