The Sierra Nevada Mountains are one of the most visited mountain ranges in the country. This is not only because of their jaw-dropping beauty, but also of their reputation with historical figures such as John Muir. Home to Yosemite National Park, Sequoia National Park, and more, it’s a haven for protected mountain wilderness. Even so, its eastern face descends dramatically into a sprawling desert. Found in this area is the uniquely enigmatic Alabama Hills, a collection of massive boulders creating an other-worldly landscape.