Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Old Bodie Railroad Grade - Mono Lake, Ca

 Old Bodie Railroad Grade - Mono Lake, Ca

This location is only a few miles from Mono Lake and Lee Vining, Ca.  The site is in the woods only by about 200ft but is completely secluded but still has views of the lake.

The GPS coordinates are 37.890323, -118.958260. This site is great for travel trailers, truck campers and tents. I don't suggest large 5th wheels or class A RV's since there are low hanging limbs.

There is an existing fire pit but make sure you have a California Campfire permit. They can be obtained from any forest service office for an entire year for free.

Close by is June Lake. This picture was take Oct 2014. Fall colors were just about peaking.

Sage Hen Meadows - Mono Lake, Ca

Sage Hen Meadow - Mono Lake Ca

To get to these 3 sites enter well graded dirt road at 37.890742, -118.865246 and follow the road about 2.5 miles and all 3 sites are on the right when you see the sign.

The sites are located at GPS coordinates 37.866720, -118.861070. Each site has room for about 2-3 rigs but the second and third site will be harder to get to because of the low hanging branches. There is also sand close to the sites but should not keep non-four wheel drives from them. Each site has an existing fire ring. Make sure you have a fire permit. There is a pit toilet at site 2, but was closed when I was there.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Upper Summers Meadow Road - Bridgeport, Ca

We found another great spot near Bridgeport, CA to camp. There are two sites: one on each side of the river. The first is wide open with no shade. It can accommodate almost any size rig. This is a large turn around area. I suggest you use it to check and see if you can use the site on the other side of the river, which is nicer. The site does have an established fire pit.

The GPS location is 38.15368 -119.25857

On the other side of the river is a well shaded and grassy area. Stop at the previous site to scout this site. There are some low hanging branches. Between these two sites is a small river/creek that I have observed people fishing in. This side of the river has a few established fire pits.

To get to these sites, turn on Green Creek Road just north of Virgina Creek Settlement and just south of Bridgeport. Follow Green Creek Road until you see the sign for Upper Summers Meadow Road and veer right. When you get to the river you will see the sites. Just pull past the first site and park to scope out the area before pulling in.

Here is an aerial view

Not much here except for fishing and camping. There isn't much hiking terrain in this area. There are a few spots to camp farther up the road, but if occupied you may have a hard time turning around.