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Car Camping Eastern Sierras This Weekend

Postby Tonydavid » Sun Jul 10, 2016 10:52 pm

Hi You all have been so helpful. Question….where is a great place to car camp in Eastern Sierras….this weekend! Can leave from LA early Friday or Saturday. Yes, I know that lots of campgrounds booked, its last minute and first come first served is tricky at peak season! We would like a beautiful and access to some good hiking trails for my 13 year old son and I. We are tent camping and have Subaru Outback. Hoping for a little peace and quiet too.We hope to acclimate to the altitude while camping/hiking. On Tuesday, we will start backpacking trip in from Agnew Meadows to Lake Ediza and Thousand Island Lakes. Thanks in advance for your suggestions and tips.



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Re: Car Camping Eastern Sierras This Weekend

Postby maverick » Mon Jul 11, 2016 1:54 pm

Shady Rest Campground in Mammoth is pretty good, you can do several hikes in the area including goes see Mono Lake, best to visit at sunrise or sunset. :nod:
http://www.fs.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsint ... Campground
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Re: Car Camping Eastern Sierras This Weekend

Postby Tonydavid » Tue Jul 12, 2016 7:36 am

Thank you for the Shady Rest suggestion - looks convenient! I was hoping to find a campsite by a lake, steam or with a view. Any recommendations?
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Re: Car Camping Eastern Sierras This Weekend

Postby maverick » Tue Jul 12, 2016 10:01 am

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Re: Car Camping Eastern Sierras This Weekend

Postby Tonydavid » Mon Aug 15, 2016 7:46 am

Here are our TRIP REPORTS/PHOTO ESSAYS- see links...We took a fantastic father/son 6 day backpack from Agnew Meadows to Tuolumne Meadows July 19-25, 2006. We also car camped before and after the trip at Pumice Campground on the Red's Meadow Road. We had a lot of fun making them. We hope you will read them and check out the photos. We want to THANK all the people on the highsierratopix that helped us SO much by answering questions, providing great advice and sharing your experience. You guys are FANTASTIC! We hope that these trip reports will inspire and help someone else to experience the wilderness.


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https://spark.adobe.com/page/FdVlXFfjLaSEi/

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https://spark.adobe.com/page/ae6Kh10lWZgYF/

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