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Tiger4x4RV

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Posted: 10/12/10 03:54pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I was in all of those places about 2 weeks ago, but they change so quickly. No snow then, and the fall color was in different places. Thanks for sharing your trip and perhaps inspiring me to go later in the season next year. We are lucky to be here in SD County, just a few hours from the Eastern Sierra. Heck, maybe I could go two or three times to catch all of fall!


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Posted: 10/12/10 03:59pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

for your info SILVERSAND the south also has beautiful colors

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Posted: 10/12/10 04:19pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Fantastic pics!!! Definitely on my bucket list!!!

Thanks for sharing!!


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Looks like a wonderful trip, and gorgeous pictures. Don't know if I should be asking this in another part of the forum, but I'm wondering if you unload your TC each time you get a camping site and then go driving off to see the sights. I am planning to buy a Lance in about a month, so I don't really know much about the ins and outs of truck camping. Thanks.
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Ditto - great pics. Don't you love it when the first few light snows fall? We finally had a bit of snow in the higher mountains, and this morning it was snowing HARD at the house for the first time this year. About the only drag this time of year is the days get so short!


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Thanks all for the kind words on the pics. To answer a couple of questions:
btggraphix - I do love the snow and colors of fall. Makes me long for my old college days when I lived in Gunnison up in your great state. In fact going to see the Aspen trees took us right back to those days of traveling up into the Rockies.
gypsie1997 - I don't take my camper off and leave it behind. My particular camper is an "entry level model" which means it did not cost very much and the floor needs to be supported. Also I am not really sure it is worth taking it off when we only were staying one night at each camp.
Tiger4X4RV - I know what you mean about missing the colors by a couple of weeks. I was up around Kearsarge Pass only three weeks ago and did not see any signs of the changing seasons. But now, WOW! Also I couldn't agree more with the living in SD county. We can get to the desert, the coast, and the mountains pretty easily. And not to cause a ruckus but I think our state is pretty amazing with all the places we have available to camp and explore.


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I thought you probably didn't since you were moving around so much. When you find a campsite, is it always available when you return? It might not be an issue when there are no crowds, but if there are lots of folks driving through the parks do you leave something to indicate you will be back?

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Hey, those photos look like Christmas cards! Simply gorgeous scenery. Thanks for posting!


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gypsy1997 wrote:

I thought you probably didn't since you were moving around so much. When you find a campsite, is it always available when you return? It might not be an issue when there are no crowds, but if there are lots of folks driving through the parks do you leave something to indicate you will be back?


You generally have a tag/stub on the post that holds your site - but it is often good to leave something - a cheap plastic cone, or whatever. Last time we left an old yellow bucket with a rock in it to stay put, right in the middle of the site.

College at "Wasted State" eh? It's a nice place - have a number of friends and coworkers that went there - they are all huge outdoors people and loved their time there. Cold winters though! [emoticon]

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hikerdmb wrote:


Tiger4X4RV - I know what you mean about missing the colors by a couple of weeks. I was up around Kearsarge Pass only three weeks ago and did not see any signs of the changing seasons.


For the purpose of showing how quickly it all changes, here are photos of some of the same places:

Little Lakes Valley, Sept. 21
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the island in Long Lake (Bishop Pass trail), Sept. 22
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Flower Lake (Kearsarge Pass trail), Sept. 24
The light color on the mountains is gray granite.
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It's beautiful both ways. I never get tired of the Eastern Sierra.

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