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Old 12-12-2010, 10:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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eastern sierra.. bishop?

Parents are moving to Aspendell, I farted around on some local dirt roads but they really didn't need 4wd. Any real trails out there?
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Old 12-13-2010, 09:09 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I would be interested to know as well. Not a local but it is one of my favorite vacation spots. The only thing I have found thats even half way decent is the road from Coyote Flats to Funnel Lake. Pretty much the only "rough" road I have found. I have heard that there is a fairly decent "rough" road from Big Pine up to Coyote Flats. But I havent checked it out yet.
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Old 12-13-2010, 10:22 AM   #3 (permalink)
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There is a lot to do there.

If you are going to be based out of Aspendell then Coyote flat will be the closest. There is also Wheeler Ridge up Rock Creek Road (old grade) in Swall Meadows. On the other side of the valley is Silver Canyon Road up to the Bristlecone Pine Forest, Wyman Canyon down the east side from there...

Theres a bunch more roads heading up both the Sierra side and the Whites side to old mines and such. Theres a couple of good books with trail listings. Roger Mitchell has the "High Sierra SUV trails" and "Inyo-Mono SUV trails" books, and Tony Huegel has the "Backcountry Byways" books that include trails in the area.

"broncdawg" is up that way. Hopefully he'll check in and offer up some advice.


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"broncdawg" is up that way. Hopefully he'll check in and offer up some advice.

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or any of the Eastern Sierra 4 x 4 Club:

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There is a lot to do there.

If you are going to be based out of Aspendell then Coyote flat will be the closest. There is also Wheeler Ridge up Rock Creek Road (old grade) in Swall Meadows. On the other side of the valley is Silver Canyon Road up to the Bristlecone Pine Forest, Wyman Canyon down the east side from there...

Theres a bunch more roads heading up both the Sierra side and the Whites side to old mines and such. Theres a couple of good books with trail listings. Roger Mitchell has the "High Sierra SUV trails" and "Inyo-Mono SUV trails" books, and Tony Huegel has the "Backcountry Byways" books that include trails in the area.

"broncdawg" is up that way. Hopefully he'll check in and offer up some advice.


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I met Tony Huegel and his wife up on Coyote Flats last year. Great people. You are going to want a copy of his sierra byways book.



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Old 12-16-2010, 11:48 AM   #6 (permalink)
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All kinds of routes to explore, but not going to find any Rubicon type stuff.
Inyo Nat Forest rangers would have heart failure if we asked them to allow a route to be left alone and become challenging.

Two great loop routes are Baker Creek from Big Pine, up to Coyote Flats and down the other side to Bishop. Worth an overnight stay on top. Another out of Lone Pine is Mazourka Cyn over to Squaw Flats and out to the Death Valley road out of Big Pine. Both beautiful, but not very challenging.

All kinds of routes in the White Mtns East of bishop that we saved after a hard fight with Boxer and her Greenie wilderness designers.

If planning a trip up, PM me and/or contact the Eastern Sierra 4 wheel drive club and we'll set you up for a fun weekend. http://www.easternsierra4wdclub.com/

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I met Tony Huegel and his wife up on Coyote Flats last year. Great people. You are going to want a copy of his sierra byways book.



Thanks for the pictures. I was stationed at NWC China Lake back in 1980-83. I had a cabin in Kennedy Meadows. We would go wheeling in Rock House Basin before the Sierra Club closed it down. I really miss that place and still have a few friends there.

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Just spent a couple nites campin at four jeffries cg out of Bishop. South lake is amazing
Love to go wheelin...will definitely look into some trails for next trip
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Just spent a couple nites campin at four jeffries cg out of Bishop. South lake is amazing
Four Jeffery is not as good as the sites farther up the road (except the Forks) IMHO. Lake Sabrina is the shit.....
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Four Jeffery is not as good as the sites farther up the road (except the Forks) IMHO. Lake Sabrina is the shit.....
I agree, wanted to camp higher up or on sabrina side but everything shut down the week before my trip
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