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Monday, February 27, 2017


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  • Ansel Adams - In The Footsteps of the Master Tour

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  • Desert Pursuit - Movie Location Tour

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Comanche StationBurt & Donna Yost's  "Back Lot Tours are Back!  Friday, Saturday & Sunday. See information below as to specific day details ... 

Friday & Sunday The Lone Pine Back Lot Tours will visit locations seldom seen by our visitors; a must tour for movie buffs. All locations still standing, just as seen in the movies. We will travel up Tremors pass to a rare visit of the Tim Holt cabin and a picture stop of Hoppy's cabin. After we will descend down the bar 20 trail to movie lake.then on to the Lone Pine train station for the first time in film festival history. Visit where screen legends we grew up with filmed their movies. 


Lone Pine 1875  
Main Street - North

Hidden Lone Pine at its BEST!

Friday & Sunday  9:00 AM

Saturday's The Back Lot Tour will visit movies filmed east Of Lone Pine. Just a short distance from downtown Lone Pine and designated Gateway to Death Valley. We will explore why movie studios went east of Lone Pine. They sought remote, isolated, locations and they found them! What they found and the movies they filmed there is for you to discover on this tour. This is a one of a kind tour!

Saturday   9:00 AM  SoldOut 50 x



The Lone Pine Back Lot Tours are a Car Caravan Tours with tour guides, Burt & Donna Yost. Participants to meet at the S. Museum parking lot. Tour will leave at the times noted. Please note - Some walking on uneven ground –suggest wearing appropriate shoes.

Note: Cost of the tour is per person not per car. 

About Burt & Donna Yost ... 
Returning from a ski trip, Columbus Day weekend 1990, Burt and Donna Yost discovered Lone Pine and as it happens, the Lone Pine Film Festival. Fans of old westerns, Burt and Donna soon started making trips to Lone Pine and the Alabama's in search of their favorite movie locations. That led to a meeting with film Festival founder, Kerry Powell, and Director, Dave Holland with whom they became fast friends.

Since then, Burt and Donna have developed many additional friends in Lone Pine and have become well versed in the Alabama’s and Eastern Sierra landscape and respective movie locations. Their annual festival tours are always a sell-out, especially the “Back Lot” tour featured above. Burt and Donna call Santa Barbara home.

Celebrating the movies of Hollwoods Back Yard!


Nevada Smith 1966



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