The Arches of Alabama Hills

Rocks of the Alabama Hills with the Sierra Nevada in the background, winter dawn – By steveberardi – originally uploaded to Flickr as Alabama Hills, CC BY-SA 2.0, Link

The Alabama Hills are a range of hills and rock formations near the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada in the Owens Valley in California, United States. Dozens of natural arches are among the main attractions at the Alabama Hills. They can be accessed by short hikes from the Whitney Portal Road, the Movie Flat Road and the Horseshoe Meadows Road. Among the notable features of the area are: Mobius Arch, Lathe Arch, the Eye of Alabama and Whitney Portal Arch. The Alabama Hills are a popular filming location for television and movie productions, especially Westerns set in an archetypical “rugged” environment.

Mobius Arch – By Jeffrey Pang from Berkeley, CA, USA – Reverse Mobius Arch, CC BY 2.0, Link

Lathe Arch – By KleinhernOwn work, CC BY-SA 4.0, Link

Typical rocks in Alabama Hills – By Bobak Ha’EriOwn work, CC BY-SA 2.5, Link

Lathe Arch – By Andrew Kearns from Mill Valley, United States – Lathe Arch, CC BY 2.0, Link

Lathe Arch – By John Fowler from Placitas, NM, USA – Lathe Arch, CC BY 2.0, Link

Mobius Arch – Photo: Bureau of Land Management/Flickr, CC BY 2.0, Photo by Bob Wick, BLM, Link

Eye of Alabama – Photo: Andrew Kearns/Flickr, CC BY 2.0, Link

Sunrise on Mount Whitney as seen through Lathe Arch. – Dani Lavi 0007 [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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