In the center of Lone Pine, at the one and only stop light, is the beginning of Whitney Portal Road. This takes one into the the Alabama Hills (Bob and I plan to explore those more in the next few days). It is an area famous for movie filming. The drive toward Mt. Whitney passes through these hills and then up toward the Sierra Nevada Mountains. We were only able to go part of the way toward the end of Mt. Whitney Portal due to a rock slide that had closed the road. We were told some of the boulders were as large as a house.
The views back to Owens Valley and Owens Lake (dry) were wonderful.
Bob couldn’t stop taking one view after another. It is rather awesome.
According to this highway patrolman these guys were filming an Infiniti car commercial.