The Amazing Natural Creation Of Mobius Arch In The Alabama Hills Pictured On An Acrylic Fridge Magnet
The Alabama Hills in the eastern Sierra Nevada consist of a series of golden brown boulders. One of these boulders is naturally formed in the shape of an arch. The Mobius Arch is nature's own picture frame as can be seen on this attractive acrylic fridge magnet from the catalogues of World Wide Gifts. For those who hike through the Alabama Hills to find it the Arch is perfect as a photographic foreground. The hike is not an easy one being at high altitude and with no dedicated pathways. Hikers have to rely on landmarks to find their way. The unusual landscape and the jagged Mount Whitney and Lone Pine Peak in the background make the hike through this picturesque wilderness worthwhile.
The Screen Famous Alabama Hills In California
The remoteness and unusual vistas of the Alabama Hills have made it a popular filming destination over the years. From classic old TV shows such as 'The Lone Ranger' to more recent movies such as 'Gladiator' this amazing area has provided a familiar backdrop. The hills were so named after the Confederate Warship CSS Alabama. Those prospectors in the area who were sympathetic to the Confederate cause named several mining claims after the ship, and the name eventually became applied to the whole area. Although their appearance is so different the boulders of the Alabama Hills are actually a similar age to the Sierra Nevada but they have experienced a different pattern of erosion. The patterns and colours of these boulder formations certainly provide a memorable sight today as can be seen from the picture of Mobius Arch on our acrylic fridge magnet.