I was staying the night in Ridgecrest prior to hiking a section of the PCT. Decided to kill some time by driving out to the pinnacles and exploring the area. The pinnacles look like they don't see too much traffic- I had the entire place to myself.
Our hotel room in Lone Pine CA had a "local attractions" snippet that caught my attention:
The Pinnacles are recognizable in more than a dozen hit movies. Over thirty film projects a year are shot among the tufa pinnacles, including backdrops for car commercials and sci-fi movies and television series such as Land of the Lost, Battlestar Galactica, Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, The Gate II, Lost in Space, and Planet of the Apes.
Thought it would be worth a gander...
average hiking speed 1 mph
WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.