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Old 08-19-2009, 05:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Dusy-Ershim - Place to stay near southern end / last gas?

All,
I am extremely excited to be doing the Dusy (finally!) in September. I am planning to drive up, and stay some place the night before, so I can get an early start. Any recommendations of Hotels/Bed and Breakfasts etc?

I know there are plenty of places in Shaver Lake, but it is still a fair drive from there to Courtright Res, so I was hoping for something closer?

Also, where is the last place to get gas (even if it is a ripoff) before the start of the trail?

I am coming from the Bay Area if it makes a difference.

Thanks in advance,
Dan

P.S. Sorry about posting Dusy questions in the Rubicon Forum, but the Dusy seem to be a bastard stepkid of this forum from my searching.
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All,
I am extremely excited to be doing the Dusy (finally!) in September. I am planning to drive up, and stay some place the night before, so I can get an early start. Any recommendations of Hotels/Bed and Breakfasts etc?

I know there are plenty of places in Shaver Lake, but it is still a fair drive from there to Courtright Res, so I was hoping for something closer?

Also, where is the last place to get gas (even if it is a ripoff) before the start of the trail?

I am coming from the Bay Area if it makes a difference.

Thanks in advance,
Dan

P.S. Sorry about posting Dusy questions in the Rubicon Forum, but the Dusy seem to be a bastard stepkid of this forum from my searching.
Not sure about a place to stay.

I always fill up in Friant, and then top off the couple gallons you burn going up the big hill at Cressmans. You can get gas in Shaver Lake, and it's been awhile but I seem to remember something at Dinkey Creek.

Best bet is to take extra gas, it's a long trail!

Regards,
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Old 08-19-2009, 08:55 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Top off in Friant before the 4 lane. then you can refill the few gallons in Shaver, as Mike mentioned.

I am not sure if the gas station at Dinky Creek is still open. Have not made it that far this year.
It is only about 12 miles from Shaver to Dinky creek, so that is about a gallon.

Nothing else between there and Courtright.

You can camp at the campground at the bottom of Chicken rock.
It only takes about 40 minutes to get from pavement to their.

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This is the Rubicon Trail forum. You might get a better response in the NorCal forum.
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This is the Rubicon Trail forum. You might get a better response in the NorCal forum.
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http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showt...7#post10208097

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