Travel Blogs from Crowley Lake
After the backpacking trip with Julie and Frank, it was heaven to be back in a hotel with running water, real toilets and a bed you do not have to break down and set up again. And we all know how we felt about the mosquitoes!
In Bishop, there are so many places to stay. We opted for a place that had a kitchen with the room and it was amazing. We stayed here for three nights.
On the first day it was a stellar day of washing clothes ...
... for most of the day, but it did mean that the air was kept quite cool so we were able to walk over 10 miles along the south rim. It is a sight that just can't be explained, it is just so vast and around every corner is a different view and another perspective. After the cool cloudy day though the sky cleared in time for us to get back to the car, drive to a look out point and sit on the edge of the rim to watch the sun set over the canyon, absolutely ...
... We made camp on Shadow Creek and then we met Reid. He is a twenty something opera vocalist with a masters in music from the Conservancy in San Francisco. He was also on his first JMT hike and loving it. Believe it or not this guy also packed out an ultralight fishing kit and before we knew it, he was back with trout. The next morning, Reid got his trail name; Shadow Trout. Tomorrow, we take Donahue pass, the last of ...
... t have opened the gate. We decided to turn around and on the way passed about ten others driving in so they would have had to turn around too. All up I think we lost about an hour which was unfortunate as we were hoping to have a shorter drive this time. If we have left on schedule we would have come to the first closed gate and turned around a lot sooner. About another hour we in we came to the next alternative. But that road ...
... There was a very little amount of water in the falls and Nathan, Nic and Alex (with bandaged hand) scampered up to the base, while the two little ones and I relaxed and waited. We then caught the shuttle into the village and had some lunch at the village grill. We also took some time to have a look at the visitor centre which has some really interesting displays about the history of the park and how it has been ...
Other places to stay in Crowley Lake
3236 Main St, Crowley Lake | 3 star hotelfrom $145
- Mammoth Lakes Holiday Inn
- Good Standard Holiday Inn
- Great hotel in the middle of town
Meadow Lane, Crowley Lake | Hotelfrom $140
Sierra Nevada Rd, Crowley Lake | Hotelfrom $88
Arrowhead Lane, Crowley Lake | Hotelfrom $118
1914 Meridian Boulevard, Crowley Lake | Hotelfrom $182