“U. S. Route 395 – Alabama Hills”

Sculpted

Sculpted

I grew up watching movies and television shows about the Wild West.  My brothers and I attended Saturday afternoon matinees at the base movie theatre in Berlin, Germany where my Dad was stationed.  The landscape portrayed in these shows was ruggedly beautiful. Mountains soared to the heavens and snowdust capped their peaks.

Eastern Sierra Magic

Eastern Sierra Magic

Many of these Western movies and television shows were filmed in the Eastern Sierra mountains’ Alabama Hills area,  a short drive from Lone Pine, Calfornia.  As I drove toward the entrance to Alabama Hills, the palette of colors in the mountain terrain surprised me.  I snapped pictures from the car.

Red Heart

Red Heart

Subtle shades of gold and the palest of oranges and pinks created a tapestry of soft hues.

Softly

Softly

The mountains changed with the miles and the light.

Shadow Hill

Shadow Hill

The unique geology of the area caught my attention.

Cowboy Country

Cowboy Country

Three Rock

Three Rock

Masterwork

Masterwork

Inner Sanctum

Inner Sanctum

Rock Study

Rock Study

Mobius Arch

Mobius Arch

Future posts will highlight other scenic vistas from U. S. 395, the majestic route through the Eastern Sierras.

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