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showers in the sierra

Postby metasyn11 » Fri Apr 13, 2007 5:21 pm

I was wondering where there are good places to take cheap showers after dayhikes or between backpacking trips anywhere in the Sierra. I hope to spend a lot of time there this summer, but don't always want to spring for a motel... any suggestions? Thanks!



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Postby Strider » Fri Apr 13, 2007 6:35 pm

The baths at Mono Hot Springs are a righteous end to a week of hiking.
'Hike long and perspire'
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Postby mountaineer » Fri Apr 13, 2007 6:46 pm

Geez! I thought this was a weather report.

I think a hot shower at Tom's Place costs $3 or so...maybe it was Rock Creek Lake resort...I can't remember which.
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Postby KathyW » Fri Apr 13, 2007 6:49 pm

Here's a list of places you can take a shower near the Eastern Sierra Trailheads:

http://www.climber.org/data/showers.html
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Postby metasyn11 » Fri Apr 13, 2007 8:24 pm

nice, thanks!
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Postby giantbrookie » Sat Apr 14, 2007 2:27 pm

There are also showers at Lodgepole. These have truly come in handy.
Since my fishing (etc.) website is still down, you can be distracted by geology stuff at: http://www.fresnostate.edu/csm/ees/facu ... ayshi.html
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Postby oldranger » Sat Apr 14, 2007 10:37 pm

I'm probably showing my age. But I remember the concessionair camps in yosemite backcountry used to let you pay for a shower. I remember taking one at Glen Aulin once but having nothing but stinking clothes to put on. I also remember sneaking into the showers at Tuolume Meadows. This was in the early 60's though.

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Postby gdurkee » Sun Apr 15, 2007 1:49 pm

I wasn't aware that old rangers showered? Is this one more requirement I missed?

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Postby Skibum » Sun Apr 15, 2007 1:50 pm

Both Cedar Grove and Grant Grove have showers operated by the concessionaire as well.
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Postby TehipiteTom » Mon May 21, 2007 8:48 am

Anybody know if there's a place to get a shower near Cherry Lake? My girlfriend thanks you in advance. ;)

Adding a couple to the list:

Cedar Grove (kind of dingy, and they close between 1 and 3 pm) in Kings Canyon NP.

Wishon Resort, for trips out of Wishon or Courtright areas.
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Postby cherron » Mon May 21, 2007 1:23 pm

If you really want to impress the girlfriend, end a trip at Double Eagle resort in June Lake. A couple of years ago myself and friends wanted a cheap shower but the campground was under repair, so they recommended for us to go to Double Eagle. It wasn't cheap, about $14 per person, but it is an amazing spa that we had complete access to enormous jacquzzi, stone showers, pampered salon area complete with many spa products, etc. Just make sure to bring clean clothes for the trip home, otherwise it is a bummer to put back on stinky clothing after all that suds.

Other great baths - Red's Meadow Resort Hot Spring fed showers, Onion Valley pack station used to have showers, but it was barely a trickle...I think it was fed by a stock tank with a black cover on it. It worked!
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Postby Skibum » Mon May 21, 2007 2:39 pm

Thanks cherron,

Will definitly have to check that out. :nod:
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