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Northern Yosemite ---- Camping At Rock Island Lake????

Postby mshields » Sun Jul 21, 2013 8:51 pm

Good Evening,

I have a xc-trip in a few weeks in which I will be traveling by Rock Island Lake; I am considering this site as an overnight location. Was wondering if anybody has camped there and is willing to share any feedback on conditions ?

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Re: Northern Yosemite ---- Camping At Rock Island Lake????

Postby TehipiteTom » Mon Jul 22, 2013 8:34 am

Haven't camped there, but I did pass by it on a trip; got some photos here. From what I saw, there should be ample room to camp but it would be pretty exposed (not much in the way of tree cover). Beautiful lake, though.
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Re: Northern Yosemite ---- Camping At Rock Island Lake????

Postby maverick » Mon Jul 22, 2013 10:09 am

Have also passed the lake, which quite pretty, if open, treeless camping is your
thing, personally prefer the lakes a little lower in the Slide Canyon.
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Re: Northern Yosemite ---- Camping At Rock Island Lake????

Postby mshields » Mon Jul 22, 2013 10:36 pm

Thanks Gentlemen,

Well, believe it or not Guitar Lake is one of my favorite camp-sites to date (exposed and no tree cover), so I should be good to go. Just wanted to make sure there was no man eating sharks or rabid marmots on site.

Tom, appreciate the pics; I already picked out my spot!
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Re: Northern Yosemite ---- Camping At Rock Island Lake????

Postby TehipiteTom » Tue Jul 23, 2013 8:22 am

Oh, well, you didn't ask about the man-eating marmots. But since you mention them...
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Seriously, though...if you're good with that kind of campsite, you'll love Rock Island Lake. I wouldn't mind spending some more time there myself.
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Re: Northern Yosemite ---- Camping At Rock Island Lake????

Postby Wandering Daisy » Tue Jul 23, 2013 10:58 am

I camped there early season a few years back. It was mostly snow-covered! For an interesting day hike go to Crazy Mule Gulch and poke around. It is really wild! I went from Rock Island Lake down to Slide Canyon - steep rock slabs but do-able. You can then to back to the trail and over Mule Pass.
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