Seven Photos from the Alabama Hills Posted June 16, 2015 by Dick Dorkin Memorial Day weekend in the Alabama Hills on the eastern side of the Sierras. And nowhere near Alabama. I’d call that a stout win-win. Rain at our elevation meant snow in the Sierras starting at 5,000 feet above us. Sunday morning, the day before Memorial Day. An overview of the Alabama Hills from Cocktail Point. Lone Pine Creek runs thru the green patch in the middle/left of the photo. Late afternoon sunlight, before it disappears behind the Sierras to the west. The cost of beer at the Whitney Portal Store — worth every nickle.