Where in the woods am I? The Alabama Hills

The answer is… The Alabama Hills in southeast California. And the winner, drawn randomly from all who guessed the location correctly, is Leda Beth Gray of Blue Hill! Enjoy the $50 L.L.Bean gift card, Leda! And thanks to everyone for playing.

Come on back next Monday to play again (it will be back to Maine trails)! And if you’re interested in joining me as I explore this amazing place, stay tuned for the “1-minute hike” video, photos and write-up I’ll post this afternoon.

Here’s the original post:

The prize for this week’s “Where in the Woods” trail ID contest is a $50 gift card to L.L.Bean! A big thank you to Charlie’s for sponsoring this contest and making this awesome prize possible each week!

This week’s contest is a little different. Instead of asking you to identify a Maine trail, I’m asking you to identify a trail (or place) I visited while vacationing in southeast California last week.

Do you recognize these interesting rock formations… perhaps from a movie or two? It’s a popular spot for hikers and rock climbers, nature lovers and geology enthusiasts.

Here’s how it works

The “Where in the Woods” game is simple. Look at the photo gallery at the bottom of this page, and based on the photos, guess where I am. Enter your best guess in the graphic right here:

Of the people who guess the trail (or location) correctly, we will randomly draw a winner for the L.L.Bean gift card, which will be sent to the winner in the mail right away!

I post this “Where in the Woods” Trail ID contest each Monday; and on Tuesdays, I reveal the answer and post a “1-minute hike” video and trail description of the hike (or snowshoe, ski or bike), including detailed driving directions so you can go have your own outdoor adventure. I like to mix it up. Sometimes I hike easy forest trails, other weeks you’ll see me atop some of Maine’s tallest mountains, and I try to travel all over the state. And every once in a while, after a vacation, I’ll feature a place outside of Maine that I explored on my travels, just to mix things up.

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This week’s “Where in the Woods” photo gallery

Without further ado, here are the photos for this week’s contest. Do you recognize this location? Check out all of the photos below, then remember to scroll back up and leave your best guess in the graphic at the top of the page. (Not in the comment section at the bottom of the page.)

Aislinn Sarnacki

About Aislinn Sarnacki

Aislinn is a Bangor Daily News reporter for the Outdoors pages, focusing on outdoor recreation and Maine wildlife. Visit her main blog at actoutwithaislinn.bangordailynews.com.