Travel Blogs from Crowley Lake
... would be our first Multipitch climb in California. The route we decided to do was called "Main Attraction" which wad a 5.8 climb. It was 3 pitches (which means that you would climb up to 3 lengths of rope from the starting point...the length of rope we used was 100 feet but we would climb less than that at each belay point). So the total height of the climb was about 280 feet above our starting point (give or take)
So, in general, Ben leads the ...
... 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 ...
... us an hour to finally decide on a spot and get set up but since the drive only took us about two hours (a lot quicker than anticipated) so we had most of the day open to do as we pleased. Unfortunately is was extremely windy, gusts up to 25 mph throughout the entire day. Due to the wind we decided to just walk around the campgrounds and spend the day relaxing in the Scamp. The wind was supposed to die down by early evening and we planned to have ...
... park which may or may not already have happened. He said they open it whenever they feel like it. We decided to keep driving and eventually got to the entry of Yosemite about another 25 minutes later and it was closed :( We spoke to the park people and they said they weren't sure when it would open, it could be ten mins or two hours. They asked if we had driven around the gate at the bottom (which actually isn't possible). Apparently the ...
... Check out in the morning and I have my final 5hour trip to Vegas. This will probably take 6 hours with stops for food and photos on route. If all goes well should be checking into Circus Circus mid afternoon tomorrow! Bye for now... I can almost smell Vegas! :-) Oh and not forgetting... I came in close contact with a HUGE bear!! Photo attached.. Luckily he was heading the opposite way to me! ...
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
Arrowhead Lane, Crowley Lake | Hotelfrom $118
1914 Meridian Boulevard, Crowley Lake | Hotelfrom $182