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Rancheria Trailhead to Tehipite Valley

Postby Jimr » Mon Jul 02, 2012 5:30 pm

Are there overnight packers camping at Rancheria Trailhead? If not, where do BP'rs stay the night before their trip other than Wishon Reservoir or down lower?
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Re: Rancheria Trailhead to Tehipite Valley

Postby DoyleWDonehoo » Mon Jul 02, 2012 8:04 pm

Yup, there are several THs and parking places on the road beyond Wishon. Be sure to secure your vehicle and leave nothing valuable behind: I have had friends ripped off there.
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Re: Rancheria Trailhead to Tehipite Valley

Postby AlmostThere » Mon Jul 02, 2012 9:02 pm

It's National Forest, not a park. You can camp in the parking lot if you want to.

National Parks frown on that sort of thing, but it's not unusual to find people sleeping in cars at NF trailheads.
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Re: Rancheria Trailhead to Tehipite Valley

Postby maverick » Mon Jul 02, 2012 9:39 pm

If you make it to the trailhead early enough then think about going to either Duck
or Chain Lakes.
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Re: Rancheria Trailhead to Tehipite Valley

Postby DoyleWDonehoo » Mon Jul 02, 2012 10:39 pm

Opps, I thought it said Parking, not Camping. Heh.
Duck Lake is a great idea: close to the TH, good camping and a very nice little lake. I have been meaning to go back there...
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Re: Rancheria Trailhead to Tehipite Valley

Postby Jimr » Tue Jul 03, 2012 2:19 pm

thanks all.
After some back and forth, my normal partner going, then not going, then doing it solo, then partner going, not going, I'm finally set. I'm taking my son and teaching him to fly fish. An uncle of mine gave me a 9' 5wt Sage fly rod and Abel reel and my son a custom 7.5' 7wt split bamboo rod and quality reel (can't remember the brand name). It seemed logical with our new acquisition that he and I go together.
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