A few weeks ago we took our Westfalia to the Alabama Hills in Lone Pine, CA for a long weekend away. We wanted to get some sun, relax, and have a little adventure. This was only our second roadtrip in our Westfalia, and the last trip it rained almost the entire time. I'm a big fan of the desert, so when Adam showed me this place I instantly wanted to go! I hadn't even ever heard of it, but it's a similar vibe to Joshua Tree, except it's BLM land and not a national park. Which means you can camp anywhere (they have campgrounds nearby too), and your dog can roam around with you anywhere. In Joshua Tree dogs aren't allowed on trails or very far into the cool areas of the park, so I was happy that Sawyer wasn't restricted here. The first day was super warm and sunny, so we hiked to the arch, drove some backroads, and soaks up as much sun as we could. Day two it snowed, rained, and was really really cold at night, like literally we woke up the next morning to it being around 15 degrees!! I'm sure you know that weather in the desert changes quickly!! This location is also unique because it's in the foothills of the Eastern Sierra's, which has a lot of snow on it right now. You look one way and see rock formations and dry land, and the other direction is tall mountains with snow. On the drive into Lone Pine, we passed through ghost towns, abandoned buildings, and areas with joshua trees. I love that kind of stuff, so of course we stopped and did photos! I shot a roll of film on my Contax G2, and Adam made a video of our trip. It's always good to get away and adventure to new locations, and I can't wait to go back!
The campground we stayed at: Tuttle Creek
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