Heart Arch, BLM Alabama Hills Recreation Area, Owens Valley, Eastern Sierras, California, USA.
Heart Arch punctuates the abstract landscape of BLM Alabama Hills Recreation Area, in the Owens Valley, west of Lone Pine in Inyo County, California, USA. The Inyo Mountains rise in the background (in the east). The Alabama Hills are a popular filming location for television and movie productions (such as Gunga Din, Gladiator, Iron Man, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen), especially Westerns (Tom Mix films, Hopalong Cassidy films, The Gene Autry Show, The Lone Ranger, Bonanza, How the West Was Won, and Joe Kidd). Two main types of rock are exposed at Alabama Hills: 1) orange, drab weathered metamorphosed volcanic rock 150-200 million years old; and 2) 82- to 85-million-year-old biotite monzogranite which weathers to potato-shaped large boulders.Add to Cart Add to Lightbox Download