I awoke early to enjoy a pleasant hike in the Alabama Hills. Easy scrambling brought me to the top of one of the many huge outcrops where I soaked in some fine views.
Lone Pine Peak.
Alabama Hills with the Coso Range in the distance.
The flowers are beginning to bloom nicely in the Alabamas, but alas I did not get any good shots of them. I did manage to get this dried Thistle though.
And this interesting rock texture.
My body liked the "non-linear" movement of scrambling, and my head enjoyed the peaceful scenery in the soft morning light.