Originally Posted by Christopher Thwaites
Thanks to all. Now I have too many options!!! Charlie are these springs south of Benton on 6? Daveb are there spots on the Owens river to be had?
Both mine and Charlie's spots are on 120 e/o 395. Its slightly out of your way but not real far.
You can camp and hit 6 back to Bishop to make the loop or even zig zag your way along Benton Crossing
Road to above Crowley Lake and 395. Seem to remember some nice camping on the shore of Crowley.
The other passage is 6 to 95 and down to Beatty. It's all down hill into DV from Beatty but out of the way
if your destination is Stovepipe.
You can also drop down 264 to 266 and over to 6 to Beatty.
But being 395 is mainly a downhill ride to DV, some of the other spots closer to 395 members posted
about might be a quicker choice and less fuel spent.
All the areas (other than where I posted) around 120 s/o 395 are nice but you just need to know
where to go. Most of the spots around the Mobile Station at 395/120 are a bit bleak to me. YMMV.
Saddlebag up on 120 is beautiful but the small closely packed camps are an issue and being you have to pay
might run you off. It also might be packed...just don't count on it. Plus you have to go through the park.
Personally my choice (for a journey) would be 108, stop at Leavitt (5 miles in and bumpy) to camp for
a nite or two and enjoy the beauty then out and do the long drive to DV. Just me...I like unique
places not pit stops.
There is another spot off 108 that is quite the spot and only minutes from the highway. Wolf Creek
offers some above tree line spots at 10,000 feet. PM me if you consider this area. You can see it on
my web site. Here is a pic
Windy though at times.