U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
News.bytes Extra, issue 378
Volunteers, visitors take to the Alabama Hills
On March 28, a group of 15 Boy Scouts showed up for volunteer work in the Alabama Hills. The scouts rehabilitated an unauthorized makeshift "road" -- raking out the surface ,and mulching vertical areas to blend in with the surrounding area so that it does not appear to be a road. (text continues below)
After their hard work, the scouts were led on a hike to the Alabama Hills arch, where several of them posed for a group portrait.
That Saturday the Alabama Hills saw a lot of visitors, with a BLM ranger making contact with 30 of them. Yellow flowers carpeted the ground in areas, making for a picturesque view with snow-covered mountains in the background. A film company was even building a set (with BLM permits) -- a number of movies and many commercials have been filmed in the area.
Below: Golden llinanthus carpet the valley. In the background is the snow-capped Sierra Nevada range, Mount Whitney and Lone Pine Peak.
- Scott Justham, BLM park ranger, 3/09
|Last updated: 04-16-2009|