Total Miles: 270 miles
Total Time: 5 Hours 15 minutes
My alarm went off at 3:45 this morning with plans to meet the rest of our group at Yum Yum donuts and get on the road about 5am. We tend to travel early in the mornings with hopes that the kids will sleep in the car before they start the whole "are we there yet?, why do miles take forever? And Eli won't stop looking at me.".
Here is a picture of us waiting for the rest of the group at the donut shop:
Getting to Bishop is pretty straight forward from Riverside. The 15 to the 395. Highways I've traveled countless numbers of times so I don't mind missing some scenery while it's still dark out.
After stopping for some breakfast at McDonalds in Lone Pine, we arrived in Bishop at about 11:15am. I called about 3 weeks ago and got these reservations at Browns Town Campground. They don't do email confirmations so we arrived today and found out they had the number of days wrong. It took some sorting out but they ended up helping us out so we don't have to move while we are here.
Us registering at Browns Town Campground:
It's a typical private campground. Mostly dirt sites with grass in between. The sites are pretty wide and trees provide plenty of shade. 30 amp and water for $30. No sewer but they have a dump on the way out. They didn't have any spots long enough for my dad. He's 65 ft pulling the trailer so we had to unhook and put the trailer in a different spot for $2 a night. We will run into this problem with him the whole trip.
Here is our campsite for 2 days:
It was pretty hot in the town so we headed up the hill to a lake called South Lake. It's about 8,000 ft elevation and it dropped 30 degrees as we climbed. Went from 91 in town to 61 at the lake. It was freezing and the wind was blowing hard but we managed to catch one fish. We usually try to catch and release but couldn't save this guy.
Tomorrow we plan on waking up early and getting some fishing in at Lake Sabrina and maybe South Lake again.
Here are some pictures of the views at South Lake.
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