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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
CTBCalifornia
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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
t8m7kl
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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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  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
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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 29 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 26 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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