Explore...

Read and rate Travel Journal Entries for Lone Pine, California, United States

Jul 15, 2017 - Lone Pine CA 6

Still birding this morning, first at the Plaza site, then to the Dirty Socks site. This Owens Lake wetlands is so extensive! We drove south on 395 to a volcanic area and noticed Joshua Trees starting to appear in the landscape. Lone Pine is a compact little town. The grocery store has been in operation since 1895 and it is right in the middle of town. The high school is also right downtown. The airport is just south of downtown and it is easy to drive up and watch what is going on there. We have noticed a lot of glider flights from...

Jump to full entry

Jul 14, 2017 - Lone Pine CA 5

Back to the Plaza wetlands this morning. California gulls were enjoying the man-created islands. Trucks were busy bringing in more gravel this morning and tanker trucks were hauling hauling water. Los Angeles has been working on this project since 2001 and there is no end in sight. The landscape architect who designed the information kiosks and the viewing "furniture" was very clever and the design is outstanding. We drove the other side of the Alabama Hills this afternoon, along Tuttle Creek Rd and Horseshoe Meadow Rd. This is where the...

Jump to full entry

Jul 13, 2017 - Lone Pine CA 4

The town of Independence was our destination today, just north of Lone Pine. We drove the Onion Valley road up the mountain until the road was closed. A rain storm the night before had washed a lot of rocks onto the road. Every one of these towns has at least one of these roads with lots of switchbacks that lead into the cool of the mountains. One area along this road had really nice little getaway cabins along what is now a roaring creek! The Eastern California Museum was a real find! It has been in existence since 1928 and is well...

Jump to full entry

Jul 12, 2017 - Lone Pine CA 3

Alabama Hills was our destination first thing this morning as we went in search of arches. We found found a few, but there are many more! We watched a Clint Eastwood movie this afternoon while it was so hot - Joe Kidd. it was shot here in Alabama Hills and we recognized a lot of the scenes. We've also watched a Hopalong Cassidy western that was shot here - in fact, most of the Hopalong Cassidy westerns and TV shows were shot in the Alabama Hills. As we drove to the Alabama Hills this morning, we encountered many pairs of hikers along the...

Jump to full entry

Jul 11, 2017 - Lone Pine CA 2

We went to the InterAgency Visitor Center this morning - good displays about Death Valley, the Sierras, and the Owens River Valley water wars. This area has a lot going on. The Alabama Hills are endlessly fascinating. This morning we took a self-guided tour of movies shot in the Alabama Hills. Then, after lunch at the Whitney Hotel, we went to the Museum of Western Movies and had a great time looking at all the memorabilia. Late this afternoon, we drove into the mountains up zigzag-y Horseshoe Meadow Rd. Horseshoe Meadow is a beautiful...

Jump to full entry

Jul 10, 2017 - Lone Pine CA 1

Mt. Whitney and the Alabama Hills can be seen from the front window of our motorhome. Lone Pine is on the western side of Death Valley. We drove up Whitney Portal Rd this evening, all the way to the trailhead for those who climb Mt. Whitney, the highest mountain in the contiguous United States.

Jump to full entry

Oct 24, 2016 - Lone Pine, CA

The Traveleers October campout was at Boulder Creek RV Resort in Lone Pine Ca. We arrived on Monday the 24th. Tuesday some relaxed and others went to the Movie Museum and Alabama Hills. This is where many westerns and other movies were filmed. The museum was great. It had a lot of displays and movie memorabilia of the old westers filed in and around the area. We headed back to camp to get ready for our CYO night. The park had a nice BBQ pit for us to use. It was a nice one. Greg Rodrigues did a great job keeping the fire just right. After...

Jump to full entry

May 23, 2016 - Pahrump to the Alabama Hills

What a great day of diversity! We left Pahrump and traveled through Death Valley to the Alabama Hills. It's an area outside of Lone Pine on the way to Whitney Portal - where the Mt. Whitney trail head starts. Kirk has made the climb three times, it brought back many fond memories for him. On the way out of Death Valley we encountered some of the windiest, hairiest curvy roads and elevation changes we've experienced towing the 5th Wheel. It was nerve-wracking, but at the same time stunning. We just kept climbing out until Death Valley...

Jump to full entry

Apr 11, 2016 - Lone Pine, CA

Short 2 1/2 hour drive up HWY 395 today and we are spending the night at Boulder Creek RV Resort. 395 is just on the east side of the Sierra's making it a gorgeous drive. Good weather for travel and tomorrow we make a 3 hour run North to Topaz Lake for our last overnight before arriving back home in Reno on Wednesday. More later....

Jump to full entry

May 16, 2015 - Alabama Hills

Alabama Hills are a "range of hills" and rock formations near the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada Mountains west of Lone Pine, California. Though geographically considered a range of hills, geologically they are a part of the Sierra Nevada mountains. The Alabama Hills, managed by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management as the BLM Alabama Hills Recreation Area, are a protected habitat and for public enjoyment. The rounded contours of the Alabamas contrast with the sharp ridges of the Sierra Nevada to the west. Though this might suggest that...

Jump to full entry

Trip Journal


2015 RV Adventure

May 11, 2015 - Lone Pine

Lone Pine is a census designated place (CDP) in Inyo County, California. Lone Pine is located 16 miles south-southeast of Independence, at an elevation of 3727 feet. The population was 2,035 at the 2010 census, up from 1,655 at the 2000 census. The town is located in the Owens Valley, near the Alabama Hills. From possible choices of urban, rural, and frontier, the Census Bureau identifies this area as "frontier". On March 26, 1872, the very large Lone Pine earthquake destroyed most of the town and killed 27 of its 250 to 300 residents. The...

Jump to full entry

Trip Journal


2015 RV Adventure

May 3, 2015 - Lone Pine, CA - Alabama Hills

We headed out of Death Valley on Hwy 190W at 8 am with the temp at 87 degrees…hot already! As we climbed to 4,000 feet, it cooled off to a warm 78 degrees. The road out of Death Valley had lots of turns and we drove up and down the mountains about 3 times. Al thought this was a very memorable drive. We got to Lone Pine at 10 am and checked out the visitor’s center. The ranger told us about the BLM area north of Lone Pine, Alabama Hills, and we headed up there after lunch. We made a short stop at the B-Cowboy film museum ($5/pp)…not worth...

Jump to full entry
Previous -- 0 1  2  3  -- Next


Advertisement
OperationEyesight.com