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WAGON TRAIN TO THE STARS

Science fiction films were all westerns in structure.”  Quote from Gene Roddenberry Biography.

Startrek V Image
Iron Man Image 3
 Bamboo Saucer Image
 Rick Bradford Amazong Soldier of Fortune 3
 Rocket Ship XM 2
 Tremors 2

Star Tek V PosterNeed a break from horses and cowboys? Come with us to see where flying saucers flew, where giant sand worms cavorted, where graboids feasted on human flesh, where mutants rode across Nimbus III, the planet of Intergalactic Peace, and where ordinance magnate Tony Stark created a flying suit of iron. Brick Bradford, Jack Armstrong and Bruce Gentry may stop by as well.

Led by Star Trek enthusiast Robert Oswald and assisted by his own Vanna White of outer space Krissy Oswald, the Wagon Train to the Stars tour is a two and a half hour tour that will transport you to some of momvies most memorable locations including  those of Bamboo Saucer (1968), Star Trek V (1989), Rocket Ship X/M (1950), Iron Man (2008,) Rick Bradford, Soldier of Fortune (1947) to name a few.


Rick Bradford Amazong Soldier of Fortune 2The tour is a 
Car Caravans and access to many of the movie locations are off-road and require walking over deep sand or rough terrain. It is imperative that one wear appropriate footwear, preferably hiking or trail shoes. 

Travel to the movie locations is over dirt roads; in some cases moderate rough terrain. Most cars will not have a problem with access. Low clearance vehicles are not recommended. Four-wheel drive cars are best. CAR CARAVAN TOUR TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED “PER PERSON” NOT PER CAR. Persons not having a respective tour ticket will not be permitted on the tour.

CLICK HERE to READ Liability Waiver. Your purchase of a ticket designates that you have read and reviewed this waiver.


TOUR TIMES:

Friday  2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Monday 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

All tours will leave from the Museum South Parking lot.

About Your Tour Guides:

Robert Krissy 72 dpiRobert has been a Lone Pine resident for the past 22 years and has been interested in science fiction for most of his life. His wife Krissy, who will be his ‘Vanna White” for the tour, is a talented server at The Mt. Whitney Restaurant here in Lone Pine. He has been working for the film museum for the past year and has great enthusiasm for the films associated with the Alabama Hills

 

GEOLOGY OF THE ALABAMAS

Sierran front 72 dpiOwens Valley hosts one of the most dramatic landscapes on Earth, and that landscape is pure geology.On this tour we will examine evidence for some of the geologic features and forces that built this landscape, including granites, glaciers, faults, and earthquakes. Stops will include granite fins in the Alabama Hills, the fault that produced the great 1872 Lone Pine earthquake, and evidence for the chain of lakes that occupied Owens Valley during glacial times, not long ago.

Alabama Hills Sierra 72 dpi
Boulder varnish 72 dpi
Lone Pine fault 72 dpi
Salt ponds 72 dpi

The tour is a Car Caravans and access to many of the movie locations are off-road and require walking over deep sand or rough terrain. It is imperative that one wear appropriate footwear, preferably hiking or trail shoes. 

Travel to the movie locations is over dirt roads; in some cases moderate rough terrain. Most cars will not have a problem with access. Low clearance vehicles are not recommended. Four-wheel drive cars are best. CAR CARAVAN TOUR TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED “PER PERSON” NOT PER CAR. Persons not having a respective tour ticket will not be permitted on the tour.

CLICK HERE to READ Liability Waiver. Your purchase of a ticket designates that you have read and reviewed this waiver.

 Tour Times:

Allen will give a one hour

Tour #1: Saturday October 6th   11:00 AM - 1:00 PM - Immediately after the presentation.
Tour: Leaves from the South Parking Lot of Museum @ 11:00 AM

Tour #2: Saturday October 6th     1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Tour: Leaves from the South Parking Lot of Museum @ 1:30 PM

About Your Tour Guide:

Glazner image 72 dpiAllen Glazner grew up among citrus trees in Upland, California, and fell in love with mountains, deserts, and science as a child. He attended Pomona College, majoring in geology, earned a Ph.D. at UCLA, and took a faculty position at the University of North Carolina in 1981, where he has been ever since. He grew up watching monster movies and westerns and knew that those monsters and cowboys were out there in the desert. His research deals with volcanic rocks, granites, and plate tectonics, and he works all over eastern California, including Yosemite, the Mojave Desert, and Owens Valley. He has coauthored three popular books on California’s geology: Geology Underfoot in Southern California, Geology Underfoot in Yosemite National Park, and, most relevant to Lone Pine, Geology Underfoot in Owens Valley and Death Valley.

Books By Allen: See in museum gift shop.

Geology Underfoot in Southern California;  Geology Underfoot in Yosemite National Park  &  Geology Underfoot in Owens Valley and Death Valley

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Will James Society

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