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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Central California District
 
Release Date: 03/06/14
Contacts: David Christy (916) 941-3146    
News Release No. CC-14-31

BLM Hosts Alabama Hills Hikes in March


The Bureau of Land Management's Bishop Field Office is hosting the following Alabama Hills interpretive hikes:

Film History in the Alabama Hills: Saturday, March 15 and Saturday, March 22, 10 a.m. Meet at the Eastern Sierra Interagency Visitor Center, Lone Pine, corner of routes 395 and 136. There have been over 400 movies and countless commercials filmed in the Alabama Hills. Hear interesting and amusing stories about numerous productions as you explore the camera locations. This walk covers an area of Movie Flat that includes locations from memorable films such as "Gunga Din," "Bad Day at Black Rock" and "Tremors." Bring layered clothing for a range of temperatures and windy conditions, camera, binoculars, water.

Explore the ArchesSunday, March 23 10 a.m. Meet at the Eastern Sierra Interagency Visitor Center, Lone Pine, corner of routes 136 and 395. Good fitness level is required. The hike is a loop about 3.5 miles in distance with moderately strenuous sections. Each hiker should carry at least one liter of water. Wear appropriate footwear, eye protection, and layered clothing for a range of temperatures and windy conditions. Optional: snacks, camera, binoculars. There are hundreds of arches throughout the Alabama Hills. Find out what geologic processes lead to their formation. This is a relatively long trail hike with a couple moderately strenuous sections. The hike includes Mobius, Heart and Eye of the Alabama arches, scenic vistas of the Sierra, Inyo Mountains, and Owens Lake, plus a visit to a riparian zone in the heart of the hills.

Stewardship Hike for Alabama Hills Day: Saturday, April 12 More information to be announced.

The BLM will also host a volunteer cleanup day on the Volcanic Tablelands on April 5.  More information will be available shortly.

For more information, please contact BLM Park Ranger David Kirk at (760) 876-6210 or the Eastern Sierra Interagency Visitor Center at (760) 876-6222.




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