The Golden Brown Boulders Of The Alabama Hills In California Pictured On An Attractive Acrylic Fridge Magnet
The relatively low range of hills and rock formations that forms the Alabama Hills is in stark contrast to the tall high ridges of the Sierra Nevada which provide an incredible background photographically. The beautiful colours on this acrylic fridge magnet, from the catalogues of World Wide Gifts, perfectly depict this contrast. Two types of rock feature in the Alabama Hills. The orange metamorphosed volcanic rock is between one hundred and fifty million and two hundred million years old. Less old, between eighty two million and eighty five million years, is the biotite monzogranite which has been eroded and weathered into rounded potato like shapes.
Exploring The Alabama Hills In California
With its interesting formations of rocks and the Sierra Nevada in the background the Alabama Hills area is popular with hikers, climbers, and campers alike. With an elevation of fourteen thousand five hundred and five feet Mount Whitney is a particularly impressive view in the Sierra Nevada range. Out in this vast wilderness travellers also have a perfect opportunity to appreciate the night sky without all the light interference of towns and cities. For fans of the movies and TV shows the Alabama Hills are the perfect place to spot filming locations. Many of the famous names of classic Hollywood worked on location here including John Wayne and Douglas Fairbanks. More recently science fiction fans may recognise the area from the Star Trek Generations TV series. The size, shapes, colours, and fame of the Alabama Hills are all good reasons for a camera to be an essential on any visit. The picture on our acrylic fridge magnet perfectly demonstrates this.