those Alabama Hills. When we were in Lone Pine doing some exploration for October’s rally adventure, we first stopped at the ranger station to gather info on fishing, hiking, birding, and arches. Then it was into town to check out a theater that was showing ‘Field of Dreams’. (Classic movie) check them out at http://www.lonepinefilmhistory.org
Yes, it was the ‘Museum of Western Film History. Five bucks will get you in, seven bucks will get you in and a tour of the film locations if you are with our rally group tour in October, more on that in a bit.
So, I set foot in the museum, (my inside voice is saying this might be tacky IT WAS SO WRONG). first thing out of the box I see an old car then my eyes caught a stage coach. The museum is well laid out and if you are still you can feel the ghosts come to life. Did you know a few Star Trek, Star Wars, Iron Man, along with many Westerns were filmed in the Alabama Hills.
On to the Hills. After getting some information on the museum and film locations, Roy and I headed for the hills. Off a well maintained dirt road we found the plaque marking the start of Movie Road, we journeyed on following the map saw some of the places, but also took in the landscape. Speaking of landscapes the arches are unique, especially Heart Arch. After seeing the locations we decided that the tour offered by the museum is an awesome idea. It is made up of admission to the museum and about a two hour narrated tour on Movie Road (cost $7 a person, will post more on rally page).
The takeaway from the Hills is the amount of nostalgia right up the road is amazing.