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Stash a car in Mammoth or Bishop?

Postby survey2700 » Fri Aug 17, 2012 6:31 am

I am looking to find a good place to stash a car in Mammoth (or maybe Bishop) during our 10 day hiking trip on the SHR from Bishop to Mammoth, Sept 11 thru Sept 21. Anybody have any good ideas?? We are willing to pay a little bit if neccesary.....



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Re: Stash a car in Mammoth or Bishop?

Postby maverick » Fri Aug 17, 2012 9:16 am

Have parked my car several times in the parking lot from where the shuttle starts
from (Mountain Center/Lodge) down to the Devil's Postpile NM/Agnew Meadows
and have never had any problems.
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Re: Stash a car in Mammoth or Bishop?

Postby jfelectron » Fri Aug 17, 2012 11:23 am

I did this last year and discovered that Bishop has 72hr parking laws. We ended up parking at North Lake TH and taking the YARTS/ESTA buses back from Tuolemne Meadows. Once in Bishop we called someone on the list at Wilson's sporting goods and offered $30 to take us back to our car. As Mav said you can park at Mammoth lodge for minimal fee and then take buses and hitch to the start. It really just depends which end you want more traveling on.


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Re: Stash a car in Mammoth or Bishop?

Postby survey2700 » Fri Aug 17, 2012 11:54 am

Hey, thanks for getting back to me, the ski lodge is a good idea for Mammoth and I did not know about any kind of list at Wilsons sporting goods. Where is Wilsons located and what is the deal with the list? Can I call ahead of time to set up a ride or do you just call when you get there and hope someone is available? Leaving the car at the South Lake trailhead would be much easier as long as I can get a ride back out there to pick it up later.
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Re: Stash a car in Mammoth or Bishop?

Postby maverick » Fri Aug 17, 2012 11:59 am

224 North Main Street Bishop, CA 93514
(760) 873-7520
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Re: Stash a car in Mammoth or Bishop?

Postby survey2700 » Sat Aug 18, 2012 8:35 am

Called Wilsons in Bishop and they only had one shuttle company name. They also said that there is no long term parking right at South Lake. Can you leave a car at any of the other campgrounds out towards South Lake?? Is there any other place to stash a car for 10 days in Bishop, maybe at the K-Mart parking lot where the ESTA bus stop is?? Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.....
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Re: Stash a car in Mammoth or Bishop?

Postby overheadx2 » Mon Sep 10, 2012 3:10 pm

I just got back from my trip from Bishop to Florence Lake. I found a ride in Bishop from a guy named Jamie. He was very dependable. I don't have his # right now, but I will post it later tonight, or you can PM me.
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Re: Stash a car in Mammoth or Bishop?

Postby Oubliet » Thu Feb 14, 2013 5:45 pm

Last summer, we set up a shuttle and left 2 vehicles parked at South Lake TH parking lot for 10 days without any problem.

I don't think you can park long-term at the campground lots.
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Re: Stash a car in Mammoth or Bishop?

Postby sparky » Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:38 pm

We stashed a car at the grocery store in Mammoth for 5 days. We didn't start to worry about it until we finished the hike. It ended up fine, but I don't know if I would do that again...much less for 10 days. You won't have a problem leaving a car @ any trailhead parking.
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