IOn Saturday, March 26 (weather permitting), Dave Kirk, Alabama Hills steward for the Bureau of Land Management’s Bishop Field Office, will lead the hikes.
“There are hundreds of arches throughout the Alabama Hills. Find out what geologic processes lead to their formation. This is a relatively moderate hike that enables you to view several arches in a seldom visited corner of the hills including the elegant ‘Hitching Post’ Arch. There will also be an option to make the hike into a loop, passing some historical movie locations and even more arches,” Kirk said.
Participants should meet at 10 a.m. at the corner of Whitney Portal and Movie roads. The hike will take 1.5 to 2 .5 hours and includes one moderately strenuous portion along a dirt road that descends and climbs out of a wash. Each hiker should carry at least one liter of water and dress in layered clothing for a range of temperatures and windy conditions. For more information, call Kirk at (760) 920-1412.