Alabama Hills - Car Camping hike to Big Pine Lakes\r\nImages of the area\r\nhttps:\/\/spark.adobe.com\/page\/jmAsODk9RCpSQ\/\r\n\r\nType of Trip: Car Camping (great opportunity to test out your backpacking gear)\r\nDifficulty: Easy\/Moderate\/Hard\r\nLocation: About 2 miles west of Lone Pine, California.\r\n\r\nITINERARY:\r\n\r\nWe will meet up in Lone Pine @ 3 pm OR SO. Then we can all caravan and find a group campsite. We will be driving on dirt roads. This will be a basecamp for 2 days.\r\n\r\nDAY HIKE: Big Pine Lakes\r\nDistance: 14.3 miles\r\nElevation Gain: 3,389 feet\r\nRoute Type: Loop\r\nMap:\u00a0https:\/\/www.alltrails.com\/explore\/trail\/us\/california\/big-pine-lakes-trail?ref=sidebar-view-full-map\r\n\r\nOther Activities\r\n. Cross Country Hiking\/Bolder Scrambling\r\n. Arch Hunting\r\n\r\nWhat to bring:\r\nFirewood\r\n\r\nUPDATES:\r\nPlease CHECK the comments for updates.\r\n\r\nInformation:\r\nThe Alabama Hills attract campers, hikers, mountain bikers, and rock climbers, as well as filmmakers, who have used the scenic rock formations as the setting for numerous movies and commercials.\r\n\r\nThe Alabama Hills are very hot in the summer and snow is possible in the winter. However, at any time of the year, visitors can find inclement weather in the area. The best times to visit the Alabamas are fall, winter, and spring. No matter what time of year, visitors should remember to bring water. Most of the Alabamas are accessible only by dirt roads. Some of the softer roads require four-wheel-drive capability. The main county road, Movie Road (located off Whitney Portal Road, about 2.5 miles west of Lone Pine), is maintained for passenger vehicles. Vehicle and mountain bike use is restricted to existing routes.\r\n\r\nDISCLAIMER:\r\nHike at your own risk. Be responsible for yourself and your safety. Make good decisions. With any trip, things can change, reservations can get lost, the unexpected can happen. A go-with-the-flow attitude is always a good thing, and most importantly, let's all have fun! This is an intermediate hike. Make sure you are in good enough physical shape for the distance, elevation changes, and terrain. The hike leaders in this group aren't professional hike leaders. By signing up for these events, you agree not to hold the Meetup organizers responsible for whatever happens to you on these events. The hiking group does not certify the expertise of the organizers, the event or assistant organizers (hike leaders) and...We are NOT responsible for any possible losses or injuries.