Ron & Elena's 2012 & 2013 Travels travel blog

One of our country's beautiful national parks we are about to visit...

This map shows the area defined as the Great Basin and the...

Why it's called the Great Basin.

 

 

We've learned to never assume "full" really means FULL! When we got...

In fact we scored what we consider to be the best site...

Our private backyard with Lehman Creek about one step beyond the picnic...

Lehman Creek running past our backyard.

Another view of Lehman Creek from our site.

... and another.

The campground is at about 7,300' elevation where it's much cooler than...

There are also many beautiful aspen trees in the campground.

 

And the campground is full of large wild rose bushes in bloom.

View of the mountains to the west of the campground. Behind this...


(Ron Writing) It was pretty warm yesterday at Border, NV where we spent the night. It was forecast to be several degrees warmer today and by mid-morning it was getting hot. We left Border, which is a little below 5,000’ elevation and headed for nearby Great Basin National Park. This is one of those parks that just doesn’t ever seem to be along the way to somewhere else and has always seemed to be so far out of the way when we’ve been in this part of the country. This time we decided to spend some time there.

We stopped by the visitor center in Baker to obtain some information and then headed up, up, up to the nearest of the several campgrounds in the park, the Lower Lehman Creek Campground, which is at about 7,300’. There are only 11 campsites in this very nice campground and we managed to get a wonderful site right after the previous occupants left. The pull-through site has a steep slope but we managed to get the trailer leveled – barely – and then enjoyed our new homesite right beside Lehman Creek the rest of the day. It got up to around 87° today but there was always a nice breeze. Much better than the 101° that was forecast for the Baker area today.

The sites are very private and widely separated so we seldom see or hear the other campers. We took a walk this evening and saw that every site is occupied.

Camping fee here is $6/night with Senior Pass, no hookups, pit toilets, and water spigots. There is a central dump station for $5.



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