Alabama Hills

I have driven by this place many times and heard great things about it. When my friend Dave told me he wanted to get out of town for a night and test out his new car/trailer set up I thought this would be the perfect place. It is always a pleasure to drive along the Eastern Sierra mountain range on Highway 395. The roads going towards the campgrounds were just as enjoyable.¬†We both drove out in our respective camp mobiles with our dogs and met just before sunset. The campgrounds were empty, as it was the middle of winter, and we had any choice of a site we wanted. After settling in we decided to head out to explore some of the hills at night. It was hard to see the details of the rocks in the dark of night, but the formations silhouetted against the starry sky was quite the site. Dinner was cooked out of the back of Dave’s trailer and then eaten huddled as close to the fire as we could. It got down below freezing at night but I battled that with a small portable heater, lots of blankets, and Jax cuddled up right next to me. I covered him a few times at night but the cold didn’t seem to bother him. Breakfast was again served out of the back and the trailer and it was one of the best backdrops I’ve had the pleasure of cooking a meal. It warmed up significantly as the sun came up and we headed back out into the Alabama Hills to do a little more exploring. The dogs loved the freedom of running around with no one in sight. We scrambled up and down rocks until it was time to head back home. Definitely was left wanting more and see myself getting out there more in the future.

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