May 4 – May 15, 2024
In an effort to shake the winter doldrums, we are going to explore the Eastern Sierra and Lake Tahoe. We’ll travel at a leisurely pace, ensuring time to explore the beauty of the Eastern Sierra and camp in some of the most beautiful areas in California. We’ll spend two nights in many places, giving time to explore the area, fish or just relax in the beauty of nature.
Below is the tentative itinerary:
May 4 – Gather together at the Boulder Creek RV Park in Lone Pine, CA. The town of Lone Pine is the gateway to Mt. Whitney & Death Valley! One thing that makes Lone Pine special and unique is that both the HIGHEST and LOWEST elevations in the lower 48 states are each within a 1 HOUR drive!
May 5 – Visit the Museum of Western Film History and tour the Alabama Hills, site of countless film and TV locations. The Alabama Hills are a formation of rounded rocks and eroded hills set between the jagged peaks of the Sierra Nevada and the Inyo Mountains. Both geologic features were shaped by the same uplifting occurring 100 million years ago. This area has long been used as a film location (think Hop A Long Cassidy, John Wayne, etc.) and is one of the most highly photographed areas in California.
May 6 – Continue northbound, headed to Bishop, with stops at Manzanar National Historic Site and the Mt. Whitney Fish Hatchery. Manzanar War Relocation Center was one of ten camps where the US government incarcerated Japanese immigrants ineligible for citizenship and Japanese American citizens during World War II.
May 7 – A free day to explore the area. Experience some of the best trout fishing in California in the near by rivers, lakes and creeks.
May 8 – Head to June Lake. Tucked away at the base of 10,909-ft Carson Peak, the scenic 14 mile June Lake Loop is a mountain hideaway.
May 9 – June Lake. Known for: World Class Trout Fishing, Hiking and Climbing, Road Cycling or Mountain Biking, Camping, Swimming, waterskiing, paddling and sailing, 4WD and OHV routes, sightseeing, wildlife and birds, photography and just relaxing.
May 10 – Bridgeport. Backed by the jagged spires of the Sawtooth range, it is popular with fishing, hiking and outdoor enthusiasts as a gateway to High Sierra canyons, peaks, lakes, streams, and hot springs.
May 11 – Explore Bodie State Historic Park. In 1875 gold was discovered in the hills north of Mono Lake and the town of Bodie sprung up, built by gold miners. A well-preserved ghost town. This is a self guided walking tour. Very interesting.
May 12 – Continuing north to the Carson City areas. We will stay at the Carson Valley Inn RV. This is a full service casino with gaming and restaurants, a nice stop.
May 13 – Continue on to South Lake Tahoe. South Lake Tahoe is a California resort city on Lake Tahoe, in the Sierra Nevada mountains. Known for its nearby ski resorts and beaches, like El Dorado Beach, with its picnic areas. The city’s restaurants and bars merge with the casinos of adjacent Stateline, Nevada. Van Sickle Bi-State Park has wooded trails and lake views. West of the city, Emerald Bay State Park includes Vikingsholm, a 1929 Nordic-style mansion.
May 14 – Lake Tahoe
May 15 – Arrive at the beautiful Jackson Rancheria for one night. We will enjoy a good-bye group meal at the casino restaurant.
For those who choose to attend, we will continue to the Lighthouse Marina and Resort campground and participate in the Vagabundos Crabfeed on May 16, 17 and 18. Always a good time.
The caravan is brand new and we hope to see some interest in it. It is going to be fun with potlucks, a chili cook-off and good friends. There will be lots of time to explore the areas and perhaps catch a trophy trout… you never know. Details are still being finalized but we will keep you posted.
The itinerary above is still in its planning stages and may change, so please check back for updates.
If you are interested in joining this caravan, please call the Vagabundos office (1-800-474-2252).