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Mid-summer Eastern California Exploration

Postby CaliCruzer » Fri Jan 31, 2014 1:42 pm

Hey all,

So I am going to be spending 6 weeks living in eastern California for a geologic field study this summer (june through late July). First I will be at S.N.A.R.L. near Mammoth Lakes and then Cedar Flat Campground off the 168, east of Big Pine in the White Mountains. While I have done a good deal of backpacking in the Sierras, I don't know much (anything) about the White Mountains. For the field study we get one day a week off, including one night. What I am interested in are cool day trips, whether its hiking, hot springs, cool canyons, stuff like that to occupy my days off. Will be driving a high clearance vehicle that can take on most dirt roads, but gets sketchy on rough 4x4 roads. Any locals of the area know of cool destinations? Would be willing to drive 2+ hours each way.

Cheers,
Cruzer :partyman:



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Re: Mid-summer Eastern California Exploration

Postby sparky » Fri Jan 31, 2014 9:23 pm

Saline Valley! Lots of cool canyons and hot springs.
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Re: Mid-summer Eastern California Exploration

Postby ndwoods » Sat Feb 01, 2014 2:31 pm

There are several hot springs....you can google some of the more well known ones. I took my granddaughters and we just drove around the dirt roads and found 3 by ourselves....all in a low clearance Subaru Forester...
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