We departed home very late and arrived at our destination at 2 A.M.
Dawn in the Alabama Hills.
Jan performs her morning wash in the comfort of the camper. I prefer a more open approach.
Looking east at the Inyo Range from the Corridors. We have hiked the the summits of several Inyo peaks.
Inside a Corridor.
After breakfast we met John, from Santa Clarita and Tony, from Lancaster, who were camping around the corner in the Cattle Pocket. Later that evening I stopped by their camp and we talked history and ate bratwurst and beans. Thanks for dinner guys.
It was the week before the Lone Pine Film Festival and markers with story cards had been placed at various locations around Movie Flat. I spent the morning hiking around the area reading the markers and feeling the history.
The markers are placed in the same location as the camera when the movie was being filmed.
Audie Murphy Rock was about 300 yards from our camp.
Several months ago a friend told me a road that was closed years ago was now open. Around 8 PM on Saturday I got the urge to go for a drive away from the city and camp. Never thought that I would see this gate standing open again.
The road was not as rough as described, no 4x4 required, but it would be a mess when it was wet.
The rock outcrops I remembered still loomed over the road.
Driving past a section of road damage.
A clearing on a narrow ridgeline made for a good camp. Time to break out the iPad, fire up the astronomy app and look at the sky.
The road north.
Dawn breaks over Charlie Canyon.
Climbed to the top of the formation on the left 14 years ago.
Closer look at The Pile.
The route south is the way home.
The last remaining shadow before the sun begins to heat up the air.