Tuesday, May 22, 2018

City of Bishop

7:10am:
When we head out of our Nite Camp this morning, we will be bound for Bishop, about 87 miles to the north.

On the way, we will take a look at Alabama Hills. Several Readers have commented recommending we look at this place.

The Main Salmon River and the Town of Riggins Idaho are now 794 miles to the north.




7:19am:
Nite Camps
Finding places to make Nite Camps has been fairly easy so far on this trip. There is so much undeveloped land!

When we get near to the distance that we wish to travel for the day, everybody on the Scampy Team keeps an eye out for a road off the highway. Then we explore.

Señor Tránsito must be extremely cautious when he travels on dirt roads. His front wheel drive loses traction very easily. MsTioga, on the other hand, was able to go almost anywhere without getting stuck.

Señor Tránsito's advantage is that he gets 19 miles/gallon while towing Scampy. MsTioga got about 7.5 miles/gallon.




10:34am:
Alabama Hills
We have arrived in the City of Lone Pine and asked Google Map for the way to Alabama Hills. The road that Google Map led us to kept getting more and more narrow. We figured that this could not be the way to the popular Alabama Hills! So when we came to a place where we could turn back around, we did.

At the Vistors Center in Lone Pine, we got a very nice US Bureau of Land Management map for Alabama Hills.

Right now we are at the Vistors Center and making this Blog post to you. There is a good T-Mobile signal here. It may be that we may Nite Camp in Alabama Hills and we may not have an internet connection there.


2:48pm:
High Desert Camp
This Camp is a bit south of the Town of Independence. I am sad to tell you this. But I had a few problems come up earlier in the day.

The grade going into Alabama Hills was too difficult for Señor Tránsito. His speed went down to less than 5-mph. I got concerned that Tránsito would stall out. So I turned back.

We considered staying in a nearby campground, then dropping Scampy. I had trouble backing into a site at the campground. I decided to abandon going to Alabama Hills to see the movie stuff there.

When returning to Lone Pine, I went to buy some stuff at a grocery store. As I approached the store, my right hip just let go! I tumbled into the store's wall. I did not fall all the way to the ground. And I did not hurt myself due to the fall.

I don't know what happened with my right hip? I have no pain. And now I am walking the same as before. However, I feel something when I lift my right leg.





Nite Camp Location Map
Elevation: 3,935 feet




14 comments:

  1. If I'm not mistaken Bob Wells is hanging out in the Alabama Hills currently.

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    1. Hi David,

      I was not able to go into Alabama Hills.

      George

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  2. Big mud slide closing 395 up by Gardnerville.
    Safe trip...

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    1. Hi John,

      Thanks for that info!

      I may alter my route and follow SR 28.

      George

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      I may go

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  3. I always ask the local visitor center or government facility for maps, updates...sometimes what I want to see may be off limits due to land/mud/rock slides or closed for repairs or anything I should know about. Glad you visited the BLM office to get maps. California is very good about giving out detail state park maps.

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    1. Hi Rita,

      I received a wonderful map of Alabama Hills from the forest people!

      George

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  4. You know your body and circumstances best. Ask yourself if you are able to continue on this trip. I'm not a doctor but maybe the constant right foot pressure on the gas pedal has something to do with fatigue to your right hip and muscle. I still hike and walk a lot but as I get older, it seems I do not get sore muscles like before. It makes me wonder if I have muscles at all. I can walk 3 to 6 miles but after that I can feel my knees not doing so well. I've had two left knee surgeries. Take care.

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    1. Hi Rita,

      Stuff happens. Today I am not sweating what happened to me yesterday.

      Thanks for writing,
      George

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  5. What a day you had! Sorry you didn't get to experience Alabama Hills. If you noticed the tallest mountain in the background, it really didn't seem that high compared to where you were. It is! That's Mount Whitney... tallest mountain in the Continental United States at 14,494' above sea level. Transito was just balking at doing all that climbing; no wonder! Hope that hip heals quickly and well.

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    1. Hi JJ,

      I sure kept my eye out for Mount Whitney. Maybe the clouds kept me from viewing it.

      My hip feels much better today!

      George

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  6. Sometimes from sitting in the car in driving poition, a joint will give out. Love that mpg that Transito gets.

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    1. Hi LBM,

      I love Tránsito's gas mileage as well! 😎

      George

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  7. There is an interesting out-of-the way museum in Independence called the Eastern California Museum. Would be worth a look. If you drive out Onion Valley Rd there would be some nice camping spots along the creek. Hope your hip feels better. Maybe take a day to let it heal before going back on the road . . .

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    1. Hi E,

      Thank you for your museum recommendation!

      George

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