Thursday, September 09, 2010

Thursday, September 09, 2010

day 5 - Tremors, the movie

Posted by Hippo Bean at 11:00 PM
The boys were supposed to backpack to Mtn Langley. The girls were supposed to do the same to Cottonwood. And the Hippo who brought 2 books, was supposed to remain behind in the cabin and read and read and read and relax. The boys postponed their trip and the girls decided to scrap the whole thing. So we decided to do an early morning exploration of the Alabama Hills. From the outside, this area looks pretty ugly. Desolate. But when you walk among them, the rock shapes and colors were pretty striking, and resembled the Red Rock Canyon and The Valley of Fire. T kept reminding me Tremors was filmed here. And so were many other movies. We went to search for the Kali Temple in the Gunda Din movie which was filmed here. I didnt know there was an arch rock with one side that didnt even connect to the ground. Through it you can see Whitney and the Sierra crest. In the afternoon we walked up to Barth's #25 cabin, the Star Trek cabin. Once it belonged to George Putnam (engaged to Amelia Earhart). The Star Trek Generations movie used this cabin as Kirk's cabin. That evening T made us his famous Bull's Eye burgers, and the boys BBQ's us the huge out-of-this-world delicious burgers. It was early bed for us because the next morning the boys will do their Langley ascend.

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