Boot Arch

There are at least five well-known, named arches in the Alabama Hills — and probably many more that are unnamed, less accessible, rarely seen. The arches here have eroded and weathered out of the lumpy granitic formations for which the Alabama Hills (in Inyo County, California) are famous. They are far smaller than the towering sandstone arches of Utah; most are barely large enough to sit in. One of the more well-known, easily found, and aptly named arches here is Boot Arch.

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Boot Arch, Alabama Hills

There must also be countless egg-like rocks in the Alabama Hills. This one, not far from Boot Arch, reminds me of an egg in an egg cup.

Alabama Hills

Alabama Hills

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Photographer, cartographer, and botanist/naturalist. Home is in Davis, California. Home-away-from-home is the eastern Sierra Nevada. Compiling a flora of the Bodie Hills.
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