Travel Blogs from Crowley Lake
... to Walmart on the way to Mount Charleston and bought ourselves a tent and air mattress! We spent our first night on Saturday night in our new tent in the middle of Death Valley. We arrived in the morning and spent a few hours driving around seeing the incredible National Park. I don't know what I was expecting but it definitely wasn't what we saw and it was absolutely incredible. There are miles of salt planes, mountains of layered different colour rocks and ...
... 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 ...
... too. So we had to take our third option. The roads are so confusing and badly sign posted. The third option was less than ideal we had to travel on a skinny road with a drop one side and hard up against rocks on the other. The road was so narrow it didn't even have two lanes so when we passed another car we both had to slow right down. This wasn't helped by how windy the road was with most corners as blind coroners. It was about triple ...
... three of them with backpacks on, and I was feeling it. I was using all my leg muscles this trip!
Finally, we made it to the car. We made it! We had some energy drink once we got to the car, then set off to drive back to Bishop. Dad has a tradition of always stopping at a restaurant in Bishop called Jack's after a backpack trip, and he always orders a pecan waffle. So we did that. The food was ok, but we ended up being seated right next to a family ...
... the clouds to my back and behold an old promise of the Lord, a magnificent rainbow arching over a landscape rugged yet graceful, cold, hard, but stunningly beautiful. I was enthralled. What a reward for trudging the long winding miles of unfavorable weather while leaving Yosemite over snowy Donohue's Pass into Ansel Adams Wilderness.
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