I just visited The Alabama Hills at the base of Mount Whitney in the Sierra Nevada Mountains in California. The hot, high desert wind blew across this magical landscape where many westerns and other films have been shot.
Movies such as Iron Man, Maverick, The Postman, Gladiator, The Shadow, Star Trek V and VII, and one of my favorites, Tremors, have been filmed in this setting of knobby, whimsical granite against the backdrop of the jagged eastern Sierra.
A storm roiled above Mt. Whitney, the tallest peak in the lower 48 states. Rain and wind swept down the steep mountains to the Alabama Hills, creating an incredible cloudscape of color.
posted 3:30 PM