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Eastern Sierra FS Campsites in winter

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Eastern Sierra FS Campsites in winter

Postby Seldom » Tue Jan 14, 2014 1:48 am

I apologize if this has been asked before, but does anyone know if any eastern Sierra USFS campsites are open during the winter? From their website, it seems as though only Grandview is actually open.
If not; what do you normally do as a basecamp for dayhikes during winter?



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Re: Eastern Sierra FS Campsites in winter

Postby Rockchucker » Tue Jan 14, 2014 8:07 am

A lot of BLM campgrounds are open as well as county run. Glacier View in big pine is open and so is Keoughs hot springs. Horton creek, the pit( by pleasant valley). Tenimaha, baker creek, and more I can't think of right now.
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Re: Eastern Sierra FS Campsites in winter

Postby maverick » Tue Jan 14, 2014 11:09 am

Hi Seldom,

Welcome to HST! Here are the options available, as you mentioned many
campgrounds will be closed but there are lower elevation options available.
Also dispersed camping is a great option which I have used many times.
http://www.fs.usda.gov/activity/inyo/re ... ing-cabins
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