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Inyo National Forest

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Grandview Campground at Bristlecone Pine Forest in White Mountains

This is a wonderful campground if you love the night sky and the sound of the wind in the trees... read more

Reviewed 22 June 2016
Groveland, California
ancient bristlecone pine forest

Nothing gives you better historical perspective about our petty human concerns than visiting a... read more

Reviewed 18 June 2016
Durham, North Carolina
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National forest area extending 165 miles along the California/Nevada border and includes 1.9 million acres of lakes, meadows, winding streams, and rugged Sierra Nevada peaks with elevations ranging from 4,000 to 14,495 feet.
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  • Average4%
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Reviewed 22 June 2016

This is a wonderful campground if you love the night sky and the sound of the wind in the trees, and are OK with a no-frills camping situation. There is no water, I mean NO water less than an hour drive away. Ditto for any...More

1  Thank CTBCalifornia
Reviewed 18 June 2016

Nothing gives you better historical perspective about our petty human concerns than visiting a forest of 4000-year-old trees. Older than Christianity, Islam, and almost older than Judaism. These trees have endured longer than all of that. It is a testament to the endurance of nature,...More

2  Thank t8m7kl
Reviewed 28 October 2015

Worth a photo stop if you are passing that way we stopped for pictures we had nice views as the weather was hot and clear

Thank Hebe_7
Reviewed 24 September 2015

This is actually a dying Lake. Of course, it won't be fully gone for some time but it will cease to exist one day.

Thank JCBrennan
Reviewed 4 August 2015

Down from Mammoth Ski Area is a sign that says Inyo Earthquake Fault. Being a little adventurous, we decided to check it out. It's a parking lot, and a walk down a hill to see, but the fault goes down incredibly deep from what you...More

1  Thank SantaFeDiva
Reviewed 25 July 2015 via mobile

We entered on Sunday through Shepards Pass, spent a week tromping all over the High Sierras, and saw some of the prettiest views in our country! If you're into backpacking, this is a must location! Pristine Alpine lakes, rushing streams, and majestic peaks, this area...More

1  Thank david a
Reviewed 5 June 2015

Anything over a 20' trailer will not be able to maneuver a 90 degree turn in the road flanked by clumps of very large pine trees and will be forced to back out through another pair of close-together pine trees. I booked on recreation.gov and...More

2  Thank Sheila M
Reviewed 19 November 2014

Our 2nd campground on our five week trip. We were recommended this area by a very helpful guy online when we knew Yosemite would be impossible on the Labor Day weekend. Note the Rock Creek Rd is undergoing an upgrade and was very bumpy and...More

2  Thank teamflames
Reviewed 12 November 2014

These are quite young in geologic time. They were formed by volcanic steam explosions approximately 1350 AD. They are only a few miles outside of Mammoth Lakes on the scenic loop. After turning onto the dirt road and following the signs, park by the vault...More

1  Thank IrishTomKat
Reviewed 16 October 2014

Part of this forest is located within 22 miles of Bishop (itself a nice place to spend 1-2 days) and well worth the trip. You travel to elevations of 7000 feet or higher and the setting is superb. Not quite in the same league as...More

1  Thank vincemc
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