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backpackers camp tuolumne
June 08, 2008 07:06PM
Is the backpackers camp in tuolumne campground open now? (Or more to the point, will it be open by the 20th of June? ) If not, where can one stay the day before and after a back county trip?

Also, following my backpack trip around the 24th I am interested in staying an extra day down in the valley. Is there ever any FCFS camping available there?
Re: backpackers camp tuolumne
June 08, 2008 10:16PM
I went by the permit office on Thursday. They said that backpackers camp is closed because it is too wet. I asked if one could stay there if they could find a dry spot. They said "no" because when they had unofficially allowed it some had abused the privilege and left a mess.

Mike
Re: backpackers camp tuolumne
June 10, 2008 08:03AM
Thanks for the info. So I'm thinking campgrounds around Tioga lake and that area will be the closest for a stay the night before heading out backpacking. Anyone know if they are open?
avatar Re: backpackers camp tuolumne
June 10, 2008 10:14AM
Not sure about Tioga Lake (and it fills up fast anyway) but down at the bottom along Lee Vining Creek you should be able to find something.

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