We headed up to the Eastern Sierra Nevada to camp in the Minnie for a few days and had the most wonderful time!! We have camped in this area many, many times but never with our pups or in the Minnie.
Sierra Nevada is Spanish and means snowy or snow capped mountains. This range of mountains has the highest peak in the lower 48, Mt. Whitney. We headed up past Mt. Whitney toward the town of Bridgeport and then headed up a dirt road which was about 11 miles to the camp spot. There is a national forest camp ground but we usually stay in the dispersed camping areas.
On the dirt road looking back toward Bridgeport.
Now looking up to where we are going.
We camped right next to the creek with the sound of a small waterfall and amongst the aspens!
In the morning with our cup of coffee we would walk over to a grassy meadow by the creek with TNT and sit on a rock and watch the fish jump for bugs while TNT had a great time in the grass.
Some squirrels were sacrificed by TNT but many more live on.
The campsite is at 7900' elevation which was great to get acclimatized for our hike on Wednesday.
We went for several small hikes up and down the creek and found some interesting campsites for future camping, and some beautiful views.
Beavers inhabit the creek. We only saw one briefly as they are like a fast motorboat, LOL! But here are some of their lodges and their night work.
Wildflowers were blooming, including this Shooting Star which likes the water areas.
Because this blog is pretty picture heavy, the hike we took will be on the next blog. There are so many pictures on that hike I want to share with you all.
If there is a moral to this blog it is to go out into the world and enjoy it!! We are doing our best, LOL!
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