Monday March 9, 2020 Near Bishop CA.
My camp last night was heading to Death Valley. But after thinking about it at night I decided not to go there instead going back out and hitting highway 95 North.
Old days of my youth
I spent a good deal of time in my youth exploring Death Valley before it got so popular and that’s the way I want to remember it so no use going back through it and remembering how it used to be.
I got on highway 127 north which led to highway 95 north and traveled that most of the day.
There was snow in the mountains.
I turned off on highway 266 which went to highway six towards Bishop. I found a place to camp up in that valley.
Looking for a camp spot
I stopped at this spot which showed on the map as access to National Forest land where I should be able to find some free camping.
Tonight’s camp spot
After checking out the road I drove on in about a half mile. I’m low on gas so didn’t go in any further. I’d had planned to do some exploring around this area in the van but I failed to get gas at Dyer, mostly because the place was so small I missed the gas place.
I think I have enough gas to make it to Bishop, at least I hope so. I’ll find out tomorrow morning.
This was tonight’s sunset just after the sun went down.
Tomorrow I hope to make it to Bishop for gas and internet than continue North on highway 395 up around Walker somewhere to camp for the night and maybe do a bit of exploring once I have some gas.
Nice day cruising along the highways and the weather has been nice also.
Made it to Bishop.
Great looking camp spot! Another gorgeous sunset.
Explored the deserts of southern California and Death Valley numerous times also. Glad to see you can still park and camp up the 395 although I figured it was still pretty open. Camped up at the top of Sonora Pass so many times it’s like a tradition. I’ve enjoyed checking in on your desert trip!