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Posted: 10/03/13 12:57pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We traveled through this area in June and it was very apparent from the USFS campgrounds we stayed at in the eastern sierras that a RV that is shorter than 28' is at a distinct advantage both in finding a space and backing into one while missing rocks and trees. Nice to be a senior and paying $7.50 a day for the campsites.

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Posted: 10/03/13 02:34pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Yes, many small sites in this area. Alas, closed now due to government shutdown. Announced by concessionaires on Facebook this morning.

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Way to go, Tiger!! Most folks with new knees would sit at home and watch TV. A very few will challenge themselves with tricky terrain, all alone, with no cell service, at high altitude and low temps and some bad weather.

Get well (or well-er?) soon, and thanks for the photos!!


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Posted: 10/03/13 04:29pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Profdant139, thanks for the compliments! However, I wasn't alone for that one camp night or the trip to/from it. Good thing, because I'd probably still be stuck out there if not for the assistance of my co-travelers. I'm not sure a Tiger with a big chicken for a driver ought to try Xtreme Truck Camper stuff. Crooked Meadow, yeah, alone and a great trip!


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Posted: 10/03/13 04:39pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

That view of the Minarets is something I remember well. From that point we started off for Yosemite Valley on skis.

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Raften, isn't is great that nature has something for everyone? A view for folks who ski over mountains and a view for folks with tender new knees.

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Posted: 10/03/13 08:43pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You bet Tiger. I should point out those trips were 40 years ago and I crossed the Sierra five times by different routes. I don't have knees like yours but I have broken both knee caps in a auto crash and don't climb stairs so good anymore.

One of your photos shows what I think is Bear Creek Spire at the head of Rock Creek. I went thru the worst winter storm I have ever encountered up that drainage. Really love the East side in Fall.

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Posted: 10/04/13 05:36am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Great TR Tiger!! Sorry I wasn't able to go. Maybe some day Ill see the HS!!!


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DJ, I am also sorry you were not able to go. I know that this area has been on your bucket list for a long time. Maybe next year.

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Dear Tiger4x4RV,

Please stop posting such wonderful trip reports. You are making us too impatient for our Tiger to be finished.

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