Alabama Hills Recreation Area (protected habitat), managed by the BLM, a "range of hills" and rock formations near the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in the Owens Valley. Lone Pine Peak in background. Orange, drab weathered metamorphosed volcanic rock that is 150-200 million years old and 90 million year old granite that weathers to potato-shaped large boulders, many of which stand on end due to spheroidal weathering acting on many vertical joints in the rock. Named by Confederate sympathizers after CSS Alabama sunk off coast of Normandy by USS Kearsarge in 1864. Popular location for hundreds of westerns and other films. Inyo County, CA.