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Apr 13, 2014
Is the campground opened for the season? Gunks
From Gunks, NY
Joined Apr 12, 2007
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Apr 13, 2014
I was just up there climbing a few days ago. No, the campground isn't open yet. Michael Climbman
Joined Apr 2, 2014
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Apr 13, 2014
Thanks Michael. Any recommendations for other camping areas? Gunks
From Gunks, NY
Joined Apr 12, 2007
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Apr 13, 2014
Sorry, I don't know where else to stay up there. Usually BLM and Forest service is okay to camp unless otherwise posted. Michael Climbman
Joined Apr 2, 2014
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Apr 13, 2014
Find one of the forest service roads (6nXXX up there I think), and camp alongside. Probably a mile down I50. I think its even in the SuperTopo. PatCleary
From Rohnert Park, CA
Joined Sep 23, 2011
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Apr 14, 2014
Anyone know if Wrights Lake road is open yet? NorCalNomad
From San Francisco
Joined Oct 6, 2011
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Apr 23, 2014
I was there on Sunday and the campground was closed, so we just had to park a bit further away.
We asked people at the Strawberry lodge, and they invited us to park in their lot.
Zoltarburger
Joined Apr 23, 2014
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Apr 23, 2014
Cold day at Smug's
NorCalNomad wrote:
Anyone know if Wrights Lake road is open yet?

Definitely fine to Phantom Spires. Haven't been above there.
csproul
From Davis, CA
Joined Dec 3, 2009
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Apr 23, 2014
Camping near phantom spires is awesome. and free. gf9318
Joined Sep 20, 2013
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Apr 26, 2014
csproul wrote:
Definitely fine to Phantom Spires. Haven't been above there.


sweet!
NorCalNomad
From San Francisco
Joined Oct 6, 2011
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Apr 28, 2014
10a crack on Short Wall, Indian Cove, Joshua Tree ...
According to the automated campground info at the Placerville Ranger District (530-644-2324 x2 x1) Lover's Leap campground is now open. See ya there! Nicole BI
From Oakland, CA
Joined Oct 13, 2009
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Apr 30, 2014
Just drove up tonight to find the gate still closed. I should have listened to the nice fellow at the Strawberry general store who told me the campground wasn't open when I called. Oh, well. Renzo
From Davis, California
Joined Nov 14, 2010
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Apr 30, 2014
10a crack on Short Wall, Indian Cove, Joshua Tree ...
Damn Renzo, I'm sorry about that. I hope you were able to find a place to stay nearby and get some good climbing in. I guess it's better not to trust recorded messages :-/

I just got off the phone with an actual ranger. They are working on getting the campground open and it sounds like there is a very good chance it will be open by this weekend.
Nicole BI
From Oakland, CA
Joined Oct 13, 2009
301 points
Apr 30, 2014
name that rock
Renzo, what are conditions like? I'm heading up this weekend!! Kevin Rendueles
From San Francisco, Ca
Joined May 30, 2013
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Apr 30, 2014
The owner of the strawberry store is a real bad ass. He's a climber and totally in touch with the scene, give him a call to see and sample some amazing beers on your way by! gf9318
Joined Sep 20, 2013
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Apr 30, 2014
Pressing Problem in Buttermilks
Twas' covered in snow, lots of snow at that, last Saturday…….with the temps as they are it's probably wet. oliver kollar
From off the couch, CA
Joined Feb 20, 2010
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Apr 30, 2014
No worries, camped off 42 mile tract. Conditions were mint today, t-shirt temps even in the shade. Some seepage on main wall and lower buttress but nothing that would interfere with the climbing.

Definitely a fan of the Strawberry general store folks. They used to own the Rocknasium in Davis and their gear store has the best selection around. Be sure to stop by on your way through: pet the cat, say hello, and drink a beer or buy a cam.
Renzo
From Davis, California
Joined Nov 14, 2010
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May 2, 2014
gf9318 wrote:
The owner of the strawberry store is a real bad ass. He's a climber and totally in touch with the scene, give him a call to see and sample some amazing beers on your way by!


+1 that family is super cool.
NorCalNomad
From San Francisco
Joined Oct 6, 2011
116 points
May 2, 2014
Sign near the Third Flatiron
Nicole Belle Isle wrote:
According to the automated campground info at the Placerville Ranger District (530-644-2324 x2 x1) Lover's Leap campground is now open. See ya there!


I called them a week ago and suggested that they fix that message. The guy I spoke to told me to call back on Thursday (that'd be April 24) to see if the campground was opened. He said they were planning to open it last week but had some cleaning, water testing, etc. to take care of first.

I guess they didn't open after all?
Chris D
From the couch
Joined Apr 14, 2009
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May 2, 2014
10a crack on Short Wall, Indian Cove, Joshua Tree ...
I spoke to a ranger this morning who said they opened it yesterday. Bathrooms and garbage cans are available, but running water is NOT currently working due to an issue with the pipes which they are still working on. I will be there this weekend! Nicole BI
From Oakland, CA
Joined Oct 13, 2009
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