Monday, September 11, 2006

The Tall T #1 (The Alabama Hills Series)

(GPS: N36 36.608 W118 07.695)

As of July 1, 2013 I am completely revising this blog and the next one with new pictures and a video.

This is probably my favorite find. It was the one I had been searching for from the first time I starting hunting locations in the Alabama Hills. In the movie, The Tall T with Randolph Scott, he is captured and taken to this area. The outlaws, Richard Boone and Henry Silva, use this area as their hideout. The main rock formation in this picture can be climbed to overlook the area. Henry Silva climbs up it at one point of the movie to look around. In the following picture you can see where the small hideout would have been in the middle of the picture.
What I like about this rock formation is what looks like a shark or a whale-like structure popping out of the ground. Near the end of the movie Richard Boone's character rides down on the left side of it heading back to the hideout.
What I like to do is walk up to that area and look at where the horse was at.
Then I turn around.
I'll continue this in the next blog.

The Tall T (Youtube Version)

The Tall T (Vimeo Version)

The music in the video is taken from Song of the Volga Boatmen at

1 comment:

John Garrett said...

The Tall T is a damned good movie. The boy and his dad being thrown down the well never made sense, especially in the west.

A couple of days ago gave it some more thought. Maybe it was a metaphor, these people turn anything useful into something useless. they were users, and nothing could be worse than ruining a good well.