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Quick question
January 25, 2019 12:18AM
Hi everyone,

It's been a while since I registered here, yet now we've got real of visiting Yosemite (btw, this will be our first time in Yosemite).
I know, there are campsites where we plan on staying (we plan staying at Sunrise Lakes).
I was wondering, whether it is allowed to use those truck-mount tents? I know, that not all campings allow using them, so wanted to ask you, folks, beforehand.


Thanks.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 01/25/2019 12:20AM by Jim2006.
Re: Quick question
January 25, 2019 12:22AM
Here's what I was talking about

Link or pic in the attachment
Re: Quick question
January 25, 2019 05:41AM
First, I must ask.... How do you plan on transporting this "truck-mount tent" to Sunrise Lakes?
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January 25, 2019 08:13AM
No vehicles allowed anywhere near Sunrise Lakes. And, to camp there you'll need a wilderness permit.



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Re: Quick question
January 25, 2019 08:54AM
Troutwild was kidding. Those rigs are absolutely allow in the campgrounds.



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avatar Re: Quick question
January 25, 2019 01:03PM
Balzaccom,

Why would you say Troutwild was kidding?

Sunrise lakes is either a High Sierra Camp, or backpacking only. Either way, no vehicles. Camping in vehicles is only allowed in the designated campgrounds, so he could not even pull off the road at the Sunrise Lakes trailhead to spend the night. Jim2006 needs to spend some time learning about backpacking vs car camping in yosemite. Here is the link to the campground information page: https://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/campgrounds.htm
Re: Quick question
January 25, 2019 03:04PM
OK--In that case it would have been more direct so that say Sunrise Lakes is not a car campground. It is only accessible by hiking trail. And the trailhead itself is not a campground.



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Re: Quick question
January 26, 2019 08:53AM
If you'd like to camp in the high country in Yosemite and also drive to your camp site, check out this website:
https://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/campgrounds.htm

You have five choices along Tioga Rd, with Tuolumne the only one that takes reservations. Note the availability (or not) of tap water at others. While as far as campgrounds go, Tuolumne is not that great (roads are awful, it's crowded, the sites are packed in, many sites are on slopes, doesn't have showers), the location is very convenient for starting high country hikes. Plus you can walk to the snack shack and get yourself a soft-serve. :-)
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