Following our field trip into the cauldrons, we headed towards Death Valley by way of the Alabama Hills. We celebrated Christmas among the hoodoos and arches, amidst freshly fallen snow. Definitely an alt holiday to remember!
We’d weathered a 2 day squall in the lovely little town of Bishop, before heading down 395 and towards the notorious Alabama Hills. Famed for its on-location shoots, many western films were shot in the hoodoo-filled gulleys and fantastical formations. We ran a good 5 miles down Movie Road, before pulling into a nook just outside the “Ironman” location.
We’d traveled under heavy skies and were under a full gloom curtain when we shut it down for the evening. We were shocked upon opening the blinds the next morning to find blue skies, and the snow-laden slopes of the High Sierras just to the west. Mt. Whitney could be glimpsed peaking over the nearer line of 13’ers.