February 11, 2009

Lone Pine

That is *so* Punk Rock!

Climbing in the Alabama Hills, Lone Pine, California

Hundreds of 'B' Westerns were filmed in this area, as well as some more modern films, including Tremors and scenes from Iron Man. Lots of commercials filmed here, also, like the toyota tundra one with the giant teeter totter.

This particular area was used in the filming of Gunga Din, a story that takes place in India. I've never heard of that film, but we'll have to check it out, now!

The boys caught this lizard while we were parked at Turtle Creek Campground, just outside of Lone Pine, CA. We were the only ones in the campground, besides the camp hosts, and we were right in the shadow of the highest peak in the lower 48 states, Mt. Whitney, which is nearly 15,000 ft. Since there were no hook-ups at Turtle Creek, we boondocked. For $5 a night, not too bad.

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