Manzanar Internment Camp & Relocation Center

When I was growing up in the public school system I remember learning about Manzanar and thinking about the harsh lives these Japanese Americans must have lived all of those years ago. It was a crazy story to hear as a child, about the forced relocation of so many families, and here I am 18 […]

Alabama Hills Cafe: Best Food in Lone Pine

Throughout the summer I have actually spent a good amount of time in the small Central California city of Lone Pine. I went fishing in Horseshoe Meadows, climbed Mt Whitney, toured the Alabama Hills and just explored what the town had to offer. For such a small place it really does have a lot of […]

Alabama Hills: Movie Locations, Arches & Photography

The Alabama Hills, a recreation area located in the shadow of Mt Whitney and the high Sierras, was a favorite movie location for old Hollywood and a staple of more cowboy movies then you can count. Throughout the last century, the Alabama Hills have appeared in hundreds of movies with even a recent Quintin Tarantino […]

Lone Pine Film History Museum: Cowboys, Guns & Stagecoaches

During my time in Lone Pine, preparing for my trip up Mt Whitney, I had a couple of days to just explore the city and surrounding area. This was a good thing as I had no idea how much cool stuff this small town had to offer. From the Alabama Hills to the Lone Pine Film History Museum, […]

Mobius Arch in the Alabama Hills

When Amie, Zac and I went to Mt Whitney for our fateful summit we spent the entire weekend hanging out,taking in the beautiful surrounding Lone Pine area and the Alabama Hills. The Alabama Hills are the site where hundreds of cowboy movies were filmed over the last century and you can read all about them here. However, […]

Mt Whitney Portal Store: A Hikers Paradise

Last weekend we had the opportunity to travel up to Lone Pine and hike Mt. Whitney. While preparing for that epic hike we spent a couple of nights camping to let our bodies acclimate. One of those nights was spent at the Whitney Portal where the awesome Mt Whitney Portal Store resides. This post is simply to […]

Hiking the Mt Whitney Trail: A Photo Guide

I am writing this while sitting in my tent at Trail Camp with the wind blowing 20 MPH. I am trying to take my mind off the bending of my tent for long enough to decide how I am going to create a post that stands out on my successful summit of Mt Whitney, the […]