Detour to Alabama Hills in California’s Owens Valley


The normal road I take to Eureka Dunes at Death Valley National Park was washed out. So I had to go around and wouldn’t make it to the dunes that night. So I camped at Alabama Hills near Lone Pine California. It has great views and the camping is free! And the full moon was to rise that night.

 

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The sun rises over the eroded sandstone rocks of Alabama Hills in the Owens Valley of California

 

The moon rises over a campfire at Alabama Hills in the Owens Valley of California

The moon rises over a campfire at Alabama Hills in the Owens Valley of California

 

The light from a full moon shines on The Sierra Nevada Mountains near Lone Pine, California

The light from a full moon shines on The Sierra Nevada Mountains near Lone Pine, California

 

The sun rises over the eroded sandstone rocks of Alabama Hills in the Owens Valley of California

The sun rises over the eroded sandstone rocks of Alabama Hills in the Owens Valley of California

 

The sun rises over the eroded sandstone rocks of Alabama Hills in the Owens Valley of California

 

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10 comments

  1. It doesn’t matter where you go, you take great photos. That last one seems otherworldly…Venus perhaps? 😉

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  2. It looks like another planet. What a lucky detour!

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  3. Great shots! The last one is stunning!

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  4. I’m almost breathless…had to tear myself away from the desert there. These photos are spectacular, and so is your site. The jet is what made me smile…the fly-by is indeed an honor.

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  5. Superb, Michael. The sunrise clouds are wonderful.

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