...at least 364 movies and tv series have been filmed in the
Alabama Hills outside of Lone Pine on Hwy 395?
...while most of the movies and tv series filmed near Lone Pine
were Westerns, many other genres have been filmed there
including science fiction, comedies, historical dramas, etc...
...actors who have filmed there include such actors as Fatty Arbuckle,
Tom Mix, John Wayne, Bing Crosby, Tony Curtis, Randolph Scott,
Maureen O'Hara, Kirk Douglas, Roy Rogers, Noah Beery Jr.,
Elizabeth Montgomery, Gene Autrey, Spencer Tracy, Roddy
McDowall, Vincent Price, William Shatner, Steve McQueen,
Pat O'Brien, Joel McCrea, Eric Estrada, Whoopie Goldberg,
Mary Pickford, Audie Murphy, John Travolta, Henry Fonda...
to name just a few!!!
...some movies and tv series you might recognize are...
Around the World in 80 Days, Gunga Din, Broken Arrow,
Chaplin, Gladiator, Charge of the Light Brigade,
Maverick, HopAlong Cassidy, The Roy Rogers Show,
the Flinstone movie, North to Alaska, Nevada Smith, Nevada,
The Cowboy and the Lady, Farewell to Manzanar, GI Jane,
Star Trek V, Star Trek VII (the Next Generation), Ironman,
The Great Race, Hell Bent for Leather, Tarzan's Desert Mystery,
High Sierra, and Rawhide...again, to name just a few...
...a Russian born man named Nuta Kotlyarenko became famous as
Nudie, the first tailor to put rhinestone's on clothing and the
creator/owner of Nudie's Rodeo Tailors...he also outfitted cars!!!
...that for a full listing of films shot in the Alabama Hills outside of
Lone Pine, click here...
...all this and more is what you will learn about if you stop in at the
Most of you know that last May The Chief interviewed for the Chief's position here in Mammoth Lakes and was offered the position. Now, what you probably DON'T know is that The Chief...had never before been to Mammoth!!! Yes he grew up in Southern California (Mammoth is really a suburb of LA), yes, he went to USC where everyone skied Mammoth, yes, he drove past Mammoth on his way to go hunting...but never...no never...had he been to Mammoth before his interview!!!
When we got up here, he fell in love...he accepted the position...and...well...the rest is history!!!
YAY!!! We Moved to Mammoth!!!
And started our grand new adventure!!!
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Leaf buds on the branch tips and a Robin Red Breast...
Surely Spring must be around just the corner!!!
A little history...
Now...to get this photo...I drove to Convict Lake....and of course, I pushed the envelope.
I drove over a patch of snow on the road that was a bit questionable, even for the red snowmobile...
I got across just fine...walked a fair bit to the end of the road and caught some pics of the trees budding and yes...the red robin.
Well...to make a long story even longer...
I went back to the snowmobile and noticed that the patch of snow I crossed had captured a similar vehicle and was keeping it hostage.
I approached the folks...very nice...with an Australian accent...and of course, in flip flops and shorts..
and they were undeniably stuck.
Wheels spun, and their little Honda stood still.
We shoveled...we got boards, and weeds, and chains and tried to provide a grip for those darn tires (obviously not snow tires!)
And nothing...no movement...
Fortunately...there was a larger and more experienced vehicle on my side of the snow patch with a tow cable and the where-with-all to pull the Honda out...
All is well...the Honda pulled out (of course, on my side of the snow patch)...we placed some boards in the tire tread paths to elevate the Honda's chasis and both the Honda and the red snowmobile got out safe and sound!!! (I'm sure the red snow mobile would have made it without all the fuss!)
Now you might ask...why didn't she call The Chief???
No bars...and I don't mean for drinking!!!