We had a very windy 145 mile drive today and in the process traded Jeffery Pines for sagebrush with great views.
After a month of dry camping in the desert, it's sweet to be back in trees. The campground is tucked in a grove of Jeffrey Pine Trees & is easy walking distance to Mammoth Lakes.
Top Pic: Mount Tom peaking through the clouds.
It was one of those travel days that should have been easy, but... After adjusting plans a couple of times, we ended up at Horton Creek to avoid the storms at higher elevations.
Alabama Hills has been on our Bucket List for some time. We scored a scenic (but perhaps not that level) site just off Movie Road. Over 400 movies have been filmed in this area.
We a have sweet spot in Mesquite Spring campground. Unlike the overcrowded main campgrounds, there are only a few campers here each night.
Top Pic: The Last Supper (1984) by Albert Szukalsk, Goldwell Open Air Museum.
Top Pic: On the self-guided tour the Toiyabe Mountain Range can be seen.
Top Pic: Sunset as seen through a dust storm settling in the valley below us.
We found a great campsite in Water Canyon BLM. The campsites are scattered along the road & creek. We took the first site. Looking up the canyon, only one other RV is in sight.
A rustic campground with a naturally heated pool & showers located in the Virgin Valley within the Sheldon Wildlife Refuge. A great location for exploring & finding fire opals.
We found a gem for our first stop of this trip. A very scenic & well cared for BLM campground located near both the Steens Mountain & Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! We traded in our full-time traveling for a new home base in Bend, Oregon. We now spend less time on the road, but have managed to fire up the coach for a couple of trips. - Rob't & Diana
"A quick drive up the Coast brought us to this campground we last visited during the fall 2013. Looks like this will a good base for exploring the area before heading home."