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Alabama Hills boondocking at its best

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On the base of Mount Whitney, driving down Whitney Portal, we pulled right into Movie Dr. and found ourselves in the most amazing place- the Alabama Hills. Tons of movies have been filmed here, such as Star Trek V and Star Trek VII, Maverick, Tremors, Gladiator, Iron Man, Django Unchained, the 2013 version of The Lone Ranger, and the Man of Steel. Back in the day, many western TV series were also filmed in Lone Pine including the 1949 TV Series of The Lone Ranger, Rawhide and Bonanza.
This area is managed by the Bureau of land management (BLM), which is excellent for boondocking. We drove the 40 ft. RV down some dirt roads looking for a great protected area to park. We did not want to get stuck with the rig and decided to disconnect our tow vehicle and scout the place with our Jeep.
There are so many twists and turns around these big boulders , easy to stay hidden in the wide open. 20181130_073850.jpg
We found a great spot shielded on one side by hills with a build in fire cave and a great view onto Mount Whitney on the other. We couldn't believe how quiet and peaceful it was. I fired up the generator, fixed some fresh coffee and prepared dinner. While we had power, all devices were plugged in to be charged. Tony was outside, trying to find an area that gets a signal on the cell phone. Once he got closer to the main road, Whitney Portal he received 4G. That meant, homeschooling won't be done in the RV. It had to be done in town.
When you dry camp everything has to be planned, check for internet and use water and electricity sparingly. Definitely no long showers! Early dinner was finished, a fire outside built and we were wrapped up in blankets sitting in our chairs outside watching the stars. 20181130_073030.jpg 20181130_072951.jpg 20181130_073003.jpg

Posted by Meike Carter 09:45

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