In the past few months I have been reflecting a lot on my memories of the past. As I have grown older I have noticed that the months of the year seem to go by a lot faster compared to when I was a kid. I was just thinking that some of those mountains I climbed last summer only seem like a few months ago, but now we are getting close to a whole year ago.
John Wayne is traveling with his vigilante group on this road. He is in the front row of the riders and 2nd from the left.
In my picture below, this is Horseshoe Meadows Road. The obvious rock is the one is just left of center that you can compare to the rocks above. It turns out that if you were to turn 90 degrees to the left you would see the marble Gunga Din monument that put out here to mark where the temple would have been down below in what they call Temple Pocket.
I think I have only sat through Westward Ho once. It is not a story that really makes me want to watch it over and over, but I do occasionally pull it out and speed through some of the scenes. They use a lot of the popular locations of the Alabama Hills in this movie.
One thing I wanted to note is that this is the south side of the Alabama Hills. I do not think I have shown very much at all of this side for a few reasons. Although there were a bunch of movies filmed on this side, and I do know some of the locations, I tend not to spend a lot of time here when I come here. Part of that is because a lot of the south side area is privately owned with a bunch of nearby houses and fenced off areas.
I am going to show a few more of these John Wayne locations in the Alabama Hills. Then as the month goes on I will cover a few other locations I have never covered before.