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We took a quick trip north the week before Easter. Camped only two nights but what wonderful sites we had. Stayed one night near the Buttermilks west of Bishop and another night at the Eureka Sand Dunes in the northern part of Death Valley National Park. Here are some pics from the trip.

Here is the rig in Independence, CA with the mighty Sierra in the background.
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View of Mt. Tom (13,652') from our campsite at about 7,500'.
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Sun setting behind Basin Mountain (13,181') from camp. The mountain to the left is Mt. Humprheys (13,986').
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Sunrise from camp.
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The next day we hiked the closed road up to Lake Sabrina. Look way in the back and you can see the lake (still frozen). This pic is from the dam so you can see we need more snow to fill this lake this summer.
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Then drove down to Big Pine and east to the Eureka Sand Dunes. To get to the dunes you go about 28 miles on pavement then 20 miles on washboard but it is so worth it. These are the tallest dunes in California and also sing if the wind is just right. When we got to the dunes there was a nice wind blowing and a pretty good dust storm.
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Picked a site on some hard pack to diminish the sand blast. We were looking east to the Last Chance Mountains.
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And to the west we had a view of the dunes.
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Before leaving we hiked up the dunes and it was fantastic. Here is looking south toward Saline Valley.
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Looking north up the Eureka Valley from the dunes.
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And looking back to the east to the Last Chance Mountains from the dunes.
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I'll end with a pic of Wylie. He seemed to think the sand dunes were snow and had a blast.
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Posted: 04/01/13 08:32pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Nice TR!

Lake Sabrina has been pretty low for a while. Didn't they draw it down to do repairs or something a couple of years ago? And we've had dry years since then, so no refills. We really need a wet year soon!


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Nice pics, thanks forsharing.

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That's a neat looking area to visit. Thanks for the post.


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Posted: 04/01/13 11:37pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

nice pictures, thanks. makes me a little envious. love that country.


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Posted: 04/02/13 03:15pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

very nice. looks like a great trip was had.


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Posted: 04/02/13 03:16pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Now that is my kind of camping. Looks like Wylie had a great time too. [emoticon]


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Oh man a WR250R would have so much fun in that areaa!

I can't wait till we finish our camper.

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Posted: 04/02/13 02:08pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Really great pictures. One of the better pictures of the Sierras that I've seen.


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wayyy cool,i am so jealous. hoping to make a similar trip jan/feb/mar.

i would appreciate any info on gas/water availability in DV.

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