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May 27, 2015 - Three Rivers, CA to Bass Lake, CA

Today we drove to Bass Lake, CA, which will be our base of operations for visiting Yosemite National Park. A friend had told me that Bass Lake was beautiful, so we decided to stay there. I could see where it would be a beautiful vacation destination for people wanting to get away from the big cities in California. But it was sad to see the water level so low in the lake. It's after Memorial Day now and I would think the summer activities would be starting to get into full swing, but the lake seemed rather deserted and sad. Hopefully things...

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2015 Southwest Trip

May 13, 2012 - On the Road Again

Bass Lake RV Resort, Bass Lake, CA Sunday, May 13, 10:30 am PDT This is the first installment of my Summer 2012 Western Mountain Tour journal. I’m back on the road again. I left Chula Vista on May 6 (a week ago) and have stopped at 3 RV Parks without bashing the coach into anything. So far, the RV is as pristine as when it left Chula Vista, only dustier. I’m trying new parking procedures to keep my motorhome free of scrapes and bashes. Before I left Chula Vista, I attended Bob Williams’ 82nd Birthday Party on May 22 at a South Bay...

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Nov 26, 2010 - Bass Lake, CA

Since all of our family members had other in-law type commitments for Thanksgiving we decide to head for one of our favorite places, Yosemite. Last time we were there we figured it might be our final visit as we would be so busy exploring other parts of the country, this was our chance for one more visit. Our Yosemite adventure turned into a Bass Lake adventure when we tried to make reservations where we usually stay, and discovered they were closed for the season. So we called the next closest campground in our membership group which is at...

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Crossing the Country

Apr 28, 2010 - R&R Day

Had to have a rest day from the rat race! Cleaned up MH ,laundry and started to get ready to move on to Delta Shores, Isleton CA. Evening we went 20 miles to a casino , had dinner and a buffet, won a little and went back to camp. Tomorrow is another day , until then see ya.

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The Traveling Duo

Apr 27, 2010 - Bass Lake CA/Yosemite

Got up early this am and was on the road for Yosemite National Park by 7:30.It is 30 miles from our camp to the south entrance to the park. It is supposed to turn cold with rain changing to snow at the park later in the day. So far it is sunny and a few clouds in the sky. When the weather gets bad in the Sierras it is mandatory to put snow chains on the car !!!! That's not for ME !! The park is sort of like Letchworth state park in NY on a smaller scale . The waterfalls were running full and fast from the melting snow. They were a beautiful...

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The Traveling Duo

Aug 14, 2009 - Bass Lake, California

Today we drove about 14 miles to visit Bass Lake, CA. The lake was absolutely beautiful. Bass Lake is a freshwater artificial lake in the Sierra National Forest, located 14 miles from the southern entrance to Yosemite National Park. The lake is a tributary to the San Joaquin River. Most of the land around the lake is part of the Sierra National Forest. The U.S. Forest Service designated the lake an official Recreation Area and has developed campgrounds and picnic areas on the south shore of the lake. The north shore of the lake is...

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Jul 28, 2007 - Bass Lake, California

This was our very first trip with the new motorhome. Our friend asked us to come up for a couple of days. We were very glad we were with them as we had some technical difficulties getting the automatic jacks to retract. Mike and Kelly brought their ski boat up so our gang could join their gang in some fun on the water

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The Bakersfield Gang

Apr 12, 2007 - Stagecoach Days at Park Sierra

We had a busy last week at Park Sierra. Corkie was putting in as much time as she could volunteering in the office while I was doing the same with the maintenance team. We're only here in the park 2 or 3 months a year so we feel like we need to make our contribution count while we are. The maintenance team does a little of everything. Trimming trees and brush to create the 100 foot fire safe perimeter around every lot and structure. Repairing roads, septic tanks, water mains. The big fill in project this spring was to build and install...

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North to Alaska

Feb 23, 2007 - Sunny California (so they say)

Well as we were coming over the summit pass at Tehachapi about 4500 feet, we hit sleet and rain and 33 degree temps, thought we made a wrong turn and were back in Illinois (with mountains), but then we were headed down the mountain and the temps were starting to rise and the rain kept on into Bakersfield. we headed North on 99 and decided to stop at Tulare for 2 nights and visit Kings Canyon and Seqoia National Parks. We found a small campground to call home for a couple of days and set up. In the morning we went into Sequoia but were...

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Oct 28, 2006 - Drive through Tioga Pass-Yosemite Natl Park

Remember how we said a few days ago that Death Valley was our worst driving day of our trip. Well we found a new place that beat it. Most of the story is on the 30th so I won't put too much here. The drive through Tioga Pass was unbelievable. It was almost a continual 5-7% grade for approx 45 miles and it was so curvy that it is almost impossible to explain. When you are hauling a 15 ton house behind you it makes the drive doubly hard. I can only tell you how relieved I was when we got to where we were going to stay. I wouldn't recommend...

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Oct 28, 2006 - Tioga Pass in Yosemite-Oakhurst CA

Yosemite National Park is definitely a portion of our country that is filled with awesome beauty. The beauty comes from the Sierra Nevada Mountains which seem to be so different here than other mountains. Many of them are very rounded or like domes, and very smooth, without much tree cover. Some of them like El Capitan just rise straight up 3,000 feet and the sheer walls are intimidating to say the least. The park itself though was quite disappointing and by far was the most difficult for a visitor to get around in, or even to get to a...

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Aug 16, 2006 - Yosemite National Park - wow!!!

We left Boron this morning around 7:30 AM hoping to do most of the travelling in some cooler weather. We got off to a great start. First one of the leveling jacks wouldn't go all the way up, so Russ had to get out, crawl under and force it up. Then we pulled out of the campground and thought we were turned left onto what we thought was the entrance to the Freeway. Wrong! By the time we saw the sign "Dead end" it was too late. Fortunately, there was a dirt rode that got us back where we needed to be. The highway was a good one and at one...

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