Mobius Natural Arch in Alabama Hills at sunrise, California, USA

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Lone Pine

Tiny Lone Pine is the gateway to big things, most notably Mt Whitney, the loftiest peak in the contiguous USA, and Hollywood. In the 1920s cinematographers discovered that the nearby Alabama Hills were a picture-perfect movie set for Westerns, and stars from Gary Cooper to Gregory Peck could often be spotted swaggering about town.


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