For over 25 years film festival visitors have thrilled to the breath taking beauty of the Eastern High Sierra Sunrise Tour. A photographer’s dream event, but so inspirational, everyone can enjoy this early morning spectacle. See why directors and cinematographers couldn't get enough of the spectacular mornings in "The Range of Light." Watch the morning sun ignite the peak of Mt. Whitney and bring the Alabama Hills to life. Share good fellowship with a spectacular light show a continental breakfast a little music a little poetry and a start to your film festival day that will never be forgotten.
The Sunrise Tour is a Car Caravan Tour with tour guide, Larry Maurice. Participants to meet at the south Museum parking lot. Tour will leave at the hours noted below. Tour is approximately 2 1/2 hours. Please note - Some walking on uneven ground –suggest wearing appropriate shoes.
Saturday 6:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Sunday 6:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Note: Cost of the tour is per person - not per car.
About Larry Maurice...
Larry Maurice has spent the last thirty five years as a Cowboy, horse wrangler and packer in the Eastern Sierra and the high deserts of Nevada.You're likely to find him leading a string of mules into the back country, on a horse drive in the Owens Valley of California, or working with Longhorn cattle in Virginia City, Nevada. Larry juggles his need to be on horseback with his busy entertainment schedule. A sought after entertainer, not only for his Cowboy Poetry that speaks from the heart of the day to day Cowboy, but also for his ability to breathe life into the history of the American West.
He is an exceptional after-dinner speaker and spends a great deal of time in schools around the country talking to children about the role the Cowboy has played and continues to play in the development of the west. Through poetry, song and stories, Larry is able to transport his audience back in time, allowing them to experience the cattle drives, characters and critters of the old westLarry has been honored with the "Lifetime Achievement in Cowboy Poetry Award" from the prestigious National Cowboy Symposium in Lubbock,Texas. In July of 2000, Larry received the Academy of Western Artists coveted "Will Rogers Cowboy Award" for Cowboy Poet of the Year. Larry has been a "Lone Pine" regular since the festival's beginning in 1989 providing guidance, support and friendship throughout the years.
"This event is supported by Poets & Writers, Inc. through a grant it has received from The James Irvine Foundation."
Cameras and warm clothing (Lone Pine mornin's can be chilly!)