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Old 02-06-2013, 01:14 PM   #1
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Yosemite and Lake Tahoe

Getting out on our first extended trip. Leaving Phoenix first week in July. Late start,will be hot as usual. Need to get high elevation as soon as possible. Heading to Yosemite and Lake Tahoe. Any advice on CG and boondocking in these areas.
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Old 02-06-2013, 05:31 PM   #2
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Getting out on our first extended trip. Leaving Phoenix first week in July. Late start,will be hot as usual. Need to get high elevation as soon as possible. Heading to Yosemite and Lake Tahoe. Any advice on CG and boondocking in these areas.
Both areas will be packed that time of year. But both beautiful. Sorry cant help with specific recommendations.
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I would look into taking Hwy 395 up to Mammoth Lakes, Mono Lake area. Should find some boondocking up there. Mono Lake is really neat. Then you can day trip up through Hwy 120 Tioga Pass 10000 feet to Yosemite valley, spectacular scenery.
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We were in Lake Tahoe last August. We stayed at Zephyr Cove resort. Very expensive, tight spaces and very crowded. We will be going back there in June and will be looking for a different CG.
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If you want to stay in Yosemite valley, you HAVE to make reservations the MINUTE they open up. I think the July reservations open at 10am on Feb 15.
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If you want to stay in Yosemite valley, you HAVE to make reservations the MINUTE they open up. I think the July reservations open at 10am on Feb 15.
X2......It will book up quick at Yosemite.
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If you are traveling 395, Mono Vista RV Park in Lee Vinning is a good place to stay. It is just north of the 395 & 120 intersection on 395. It is about a two hour drive to the valley from there.
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Join Thousand trails for about $500 and camp at Yosemite Lakes FREE with complete hook-ups etc. WE signed up for two Zones only $500 per year. deSanford
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If you are traveling 395, Mono Vista RV Park in Lee Vinning is a good place to stay. It is just north of the 395 & 120 intersection on 395. It is about a two hour drive to the valley from there.
2X. Both Mono Lake & Bodie Ghost town are well worth a visit in the Lee Vining area. I've stayed in Mono Vista RV Park a couple of times. While there, also take the June Lake loop (a little south of town) with your toad. A very pretty drive...
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Fallen Leaf Lake at the southwest side of Lake Tahoe is a nice campground. It is a forest service cg so you might want to go online now and reserve a space if you are interested. There are no hookups but they do have a dump station. They do have restrooms with showers. Most campsites are close to Fallen Leaf Lake with some decent fishing and great hiking. Have fun!
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We drove into Taolumne Meadows early in the morning without a reservation and the office said that they were booked out and did not operate a waiting list so we decided to do a few of their walks. Later that afternoon we again enquired about a site and was told they had about 20 spaces.

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Hello all, in May we will be making our first ever trip to Lake Tahoe staying at the Campground By The Lake. I need advise on which route to take from where we live in Southern CA. We will be in our 35' gasser pulling a toad on a dolly. The two routes I have to choose from are, 1. The I-15 to US-395 and so on. 2. The I-15 to I-210 to I-5 to to I-80 and so on. According to Google maps, The 395 route is 435 mi 7 hours 30 minutes to get there. The I-5 route is 532 mi 8 hours 3 minutes to get there. I will be traveling between 55 and 60 MPH, so the times will be longer. I would like to hear from anyone that have traveled there routes to let me know which is the best way.

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395 for sure from S Cal. Great Eastern Sierra scenery especially from Lone Pine north.
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Hello all, in May we will be making our first ever trip to Lake Tahoe staying at the Campground By The Lake. I need advise on which route to take from where we live in Southern CA. We will be in our 35' gasser pulling a toad on a dolly. The two routes I have to choose from are, 1. The I-15 to US-395 and so on. 2. The I-15 to I-210 to I-5 to to I-80 and so on. According to Google maps, The 395 route is 435 mi 7 hours 30 minutes to get there. The I-5 route is 532 mi 8 hours 3 minutes to get there. I will be traveling between 55 and 60 MPH, so the times will be longer. I would like to hear from anyone that have traveled there routes to let me know which is the best way.

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I agree with Paul that 395 is the way to go from Southern Cal. We are in Carson City and my parents live down in Apple Valley. We always take our trailer down to June Lake via 395 and some places are slow-n-go but otherwise it is a nice drive. If you took the I-5 to 80 route you we will be going out of your way. If you took the I-5 to the 50 East, that wouldn't be out of the way. Have a safe trip. Ted
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