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Dan de La Mesa

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Eastern Sierras
« on: October 01, 2017, 06:01:00 PM »
This year we repeated most of a California trip we made last year, stopping at some of the same places as before. Two of the campgrounds are so spectacular that I wanted to mention them again.

We went up I-15 and US395 from San Diego, stopping first at a rustic campground in the Owens Valley, Tuttle Creek. https://www.campendium.com/tuttle-creek-campground
There are vault facilities and potable water at maybe half a dozen spigots. Prices have gone up to $8 a night this year, $4 with the Senior Pass. 83 sites, mostly vacant, beautiful mountain vistas both east and west, large spaces at considerable distance from each other and a fast-running creek.

Our other repeat campground was just outside Yosemite, Lower Lee Vining campground. https://www.monocounty.org/listing/lower-lee-vining-campground/1329/
Fairly dense aspen and pine forest with its own large stream. Again, the spaces are generous and fairly distant from each other. While Tuttle Creek is more a boulder and desert campground, Lower Lee Vining is a forest setting with interesting trails. $14/night or $7 with the Senior Pass. Vault toilets, NO water.


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Re: Eastern Sierras
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2017, 06:30:43 PM »
Thanks for the report.

Being a fisherman, I'm partial to Browns Owens River Campground, alongside the Upper Owens River. From Hwy 395, turn at the small green-painted church a few miles south of the Mammoth airport, drive 7 miles and the road crosses the Upper Owens; The campground is on your right. Back in the 80's this was boondocking, but capitalism took over.
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Mauleman

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Re: Eastern Sierras
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2017, 07:48:41 PM »
try fly fishing the stream just below the fish hatchery.... some monsters have escaped over the years.....

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Re: Eastern Sierras
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2017, 08:09:28 PM »
Which fish hatchery?
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Arch Hoagland

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Re: Eastern Sierras
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2017, 01:18:00 AM »
What are "vault facilities" ?
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« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2017, 03:55:00 AM »
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AStravelers

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Re: Eastern Sierras
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2017, 06:06:59 AM »
What are "vault facilities" ?
See Tom's video.

Vault Facilities are the upgraded toilet facilities the NF, BLM and others started installing about 30 years ago to replace the old wooden outhouses.  The vault is a concrete toilet structure built over a concrete waste holding tank.  Much nicer than the old wooden outhouses. 
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Re: Eastern Sierras
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2017, 03:55:10 PM »
But most vault toilets don't  have running water, sinks or showers. Improved ventilation keeps the pit odor out of the interior.

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Mauleman

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Re: Eastern Sierras
« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2017, 07:18:18 PM »
Which fish hatchery?
  there's one just south of Mammoth on 395 on the owens... close to the airport...

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Re: Eastern Sierras
« Reply #9 on: November 01, 2017, 08:04:42 PM »
Quote from: Mauleman
there's one just south of Mammoth on 395 on the owens... close to the airport...

Thanks! I'll check it out next time we're in that area.
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Re: Eastern Sierras
« Reply #10 on: November 01, 2017, 08:38:39 PM »
  there's one just south of Mammoth on 395 on the owens... close to the airport...
This is Close to Mammoth Hot Creek where a bit of True Grit was filmed. Good catch and release apparently...
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