Lathe Arch frames Lone Pine Peak. Alabama Hills, Eastern Sierras, California, USA.
Lathe Arch frames Lone Pine Peak (12,943 ft) in BLM Alabama Hills Recreation Area on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in the Owens Valley, west of Lone Pine in Inyo County, California, USA. 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. This panorama was stitched from 3 overlapping photos.Add to Cart Add to Lightbox Download