Alabama Hills Day 2015 Schedule of Events


Alabama Hills Day 2015 Schedule of Events

Saturday, April 11, 2015


Event Schedule


Lone Pine Film History Museum – Theatre Presentations                     

·         9:00 am    Movie History Discussion                                    Chris Langley

·         10:00 am  Alabama Hills - Classic TV & Commercials     Bob Sigman

·         11:00 am  Alabama Hills Stewardship Group                    Kevin Mazzu            

·         12noon    Paiute Shoshone Culture                                    Kathy Bancroft/Ray Hunter

·         1:00 pm    Owens Lake Bird Festival            Mike Prather/Audubon Club

·         2:00 pm    Climbing in the Eastern Sierra                            Peter Croft

Alabama Hills Tours                                                                                                 

 ·         All Day                 Sky Time Helicopter Tours              Leave from LP Airport 

·         All Day                 Rock Climbing Event                    Kurt Wedberg / SMI

·         8am – 10am        Birding Walk                                                Mike Prather / FOI

·         8am – 10am        Horseback Ride                                          Jennifer Roeser

·         9am – 10:30        ‘Dog Walk’ the Alabama’s                        Lynn Almeida

·         9 am – Noon      “Walk and Work” Stewardship Event   BLM / FOI

·         9:30am/11:30     ‘Kids Explorer’ Hike                      Healthy Communities

·         9:30am – Noon  Native Plant & Insect Walk   Richard P & Nancy H / ESIA

·         9:30am – Noon  Gold Panning Workshop                                     LP Gem & Mineral

·         10am – Noon     ‘Fat Bike’ Tour                                            Gigi Van Der Riet

·         10am - 1pm        ‘Grand Motor’ Tour                                    Doug Thompson

·         11am – 2pm       Geocaching Event                         Bishop Geocache Club

·         11am – 1pm       Interpretive Movie Tour                            Chris Langley

·         12:30pm/3pm     ‘Kids Explorer’ Hike                       Healthy Communities

·         1pm – 2pm         VIP Film Museum Tour                             Bob Sigman

·         1pm – 3pm         Map/Orienteering Workshop                   Jon Turner

·         1pm – 3pm                     ‘Fat Bike’ Tour                                Gigi Van Der Riet


Note: All tours depart from the Lone Pine Convention Center

 3pm      Post Event Party at Mount Whitney Hostel & Hotel

  For more information/details and to pre-register for all ‘Alabama Hills’ tours/events:  Please contact the following tour guides/leaders:

·         SkyTime Helicopter Tours

o   Contact: Ed Roski - SkyTime Helicopter Tours

§  Phone: (415) 342-4444      

§  E-Mail:


·         Rock Climbing Event

o   Contact: Kurt Wedberg / Sierra Mountaineering International           

§  Phone: (760) 872-4929

§  E-Mail:


·         Birding Walk

o   Contact: Mike Prather – Eastern Sierra Audubon Society      

§  Phone: (760) 876-5807  cell: (760)715-0692     

§  E-Mail:


·         Horseback Riding

o   Contact: Jennifer Roeser – McGee Creek Pack Station          

§  Phone: (760) 878-2207       cell: 310-717-9113  

§  E-Mail:




·         “Dog Walk” the Alabama Hills

o   Contact: Lynne Almeida – Eastern Sierra Agility Group          

§  Phone: (760) 872-3839


·         “Walk and Work” Stewardship Project / Restoration Work

o   Contact: Dave Kirk - BLM  

§  Phone: (760) 876-6209      

§  E-Mail:

o   Contact: Andrew Schurr – Friends of the Inyo

§  Phone: (760) 873-6500      

§  E-Mail:


·         ‘Kids Explorer’ Hikes

o   Contact: Jennifer Lutze – Healthy Communities of So. Inyo County

§  Phone: (760) 876-1011      

§  E-Mail:


·         Native Plant and Insect Walk

o   Contact: Richard Potashin and Nancy Hadlock            - ESIA/NPS/CNPS

§  Phone: cell (760) 258-6574; home (760) 263-5022      

§  E-Mail:





·         Gold Panning Workshop

o   Contact: Francis Pednau – Lone Pine Gem and Mineral Society     

§  Phone: (760) 876-4319

§  E-Mail:


·         ‘Fat Bike’ Tours

o   Contact: Gigi Van Der Riet – Sierra Adventure Center

§  Call or Text: (760) 299-5996          

§  E-Mail:


·         ‘Grand Motor’ Tour

o   Contact: Doug Thompson – Whitney Portal Store        

§  Phone: (760) 920-2178      

§  E-Mail:


·         Geocaching Event

o   Contact: Susan Cullen – Bishop Geocache Club        

§  Phone: (760) 873-4676      

§  E-Mail:


·         Interpretive Movie Tour

o   Contact: Chris Langley / President – AHSG, Inc.

§  Phone: (760) 937-1189      

§  E-Mail:


·         VIP Film Museum Tour

o   Contact: Bob Sigman / Director – Lone Pine Film History Museum

§  Phone: (760) 876-9909      

§  E-Mail:


·         Map Reading / Orienteering Workshop

o   Contact: Jon Turner – Elevation  

§  Phone: (760) 876-4560      

§  E-Mail:



All tours meet and leave from the Lone Pine Convention Center:

325 South Main Street (across from the Dow Villa Motel)

*Except ‘Helicopter Tours’ which leave from / return to

the Lone Pine Airport


Press Release: “Alabama Hills Day” Shaping Up To Be Best Ever!

Press Release:

“Alabama Hills Day” Shaping Up To Be Best Ever!

 Saturday, April 11th, 2015

 Co-sponsored by the Alabama Hills Stewardship Group, Inc.

& the Bureau of Land Management – Bishop Field Office

In partnership with the Lone Pine Film History Museum

Come celebrate the 4th annual “Alabama Hills Day” on Saturday, April 11th from 9am to 3pm in Lone Pine, CA. The purpose of the event is to celebrate this scenic landscape and educate the public about the wide variety of groups/activities that access & interact with the Alabama’s.

Co-sponsored again this year by the Alabama Hills Stewardship Group and the Bureau of Land Management the event showcases the rich history and unique landscape of this area just outside of Lone Pine.

“This day-long event is intended to promote the unique landscape and the multitude of activities that allow everyone to enjoy this incredible natural resource” said Kevin Mazzu - event leader and board member of the Alabama Hills Stewardship Group (AHSG).


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Alabama Hills Day, April 11, 2015

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Hold the date and plan ahead...This year's 4th annual ‘Alabama Hills Day’ is scheduled for

Saturday, April 11th, 2015 from 9am to 3 pm in beautiful springtime Lone Pine!

We are planning on an even bigger & better event this year!

All exhibitors will be in the Lone Pine Convention Center

Slide shows, movies and lectures will be held at the world famous Lone Pine Museum of Film History

And of course… All interpretive tours and rock hugging will take
place in our incredible
Alabama Hills

We are planning on having over 35 exhibitors and exceeding our 300 participants from last year’s event

Please put this event on your calendar and commit to participate in our even bigger and better program this year!

Thank you!

Kevin Mazzu Event Coordinator (760) 784-5494