That Alabama Hills I imagine is a geologist's paradise.
This is exfoliation where the rock breaks away in slabs due to expansion and contraction from the extreme weather temperatures. Lizards and small mammals like the gaps left behind using them for protection from predators.
Same rock outcropping from a different angle. This was one of those times (and they happen with more frequency of late) I started to climb up wanting to get a picture through the opening and part way realized I have no business doing this and slowly eased myself back down to the ground. I cursed myself for growing old and no longer having the agility, bravado and foolishness of youth.
I saw this rock formation in several places. The seam is of a different type of rock material and was only an inch or so wide. Some places it was visible stretching far off into the distance.
It is times like this I wish I knew more about geology just to know what really happened here to create this so very long ago. Whatever it was I know at least that this land has since been tilted up on its edge by 90 degrees. You can see that in the first photo also.
There was a lot of lichen to be found too. That is a whole other science