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By Sir Camsalot
From thankgodchickenhead, Ut
Nov 15, 2013

I've never been but will be spending the Thanksgiving weekend down there. What can we expect crowds to be like this time of year? Will finding a campsite be difficult?


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By Russ Walling
From www.FishProducts.com
Nov 15, 2013
Russ

Sir Camsalot wrote:
I've never been but will be spending the Thanksgiving weekend down there. What can we expect crowds to be like this time of year? Will finding a campsite be difficult?


Plenty of crowds and bodies stacked like cord wood at the base of Double Cross

Campsite odds: 3%


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By Guy Keesee
From Moorpark, CA
Nov 15, 2013
Big Boulder, just a bit downhill from Temple of Kali. Alabama Hills, CA.

I think the handwritten "all campsites full" is posted at the entrance station.

good luck with camping.... I first check out sheeps pass (group deal campsite) sometimes vacant ones there, and or some nice understanding climbers will let you move in... if your cute or nice (both help)and having a 24 pack of extra fine beer helps.

Your NPS at work...

enjoy you visit


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By caughtinside
From Oakland CA
Nov 15, 2013

If you show up early in the week like say Tuesday getting a spot is not bad in Jumbo or farther. Thursday on is a crapshoot.


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By Steve Z.
From Livermore, CA
Nov 21, 2013

I'll be headed to Jtree for the first time as well next thursday, what's a good backup plan for staying if campsites are full?


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By ShaunG
From Petaluma/SF, CA
Nov 21, 2013
First day on. This is what it's all about.

I went last year a week or two after thanksgiving and it was like ghost town. Had no problem getting a spot in HVCG.


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By Sir Camsalot
From thankgodchickenhead, Ut
Nov 21, 2013

We'll be leaving SLC Tues afternoon and driving straight thru hoping to get a good spot when we get there. Might be a spot in the car if anyone is interested.


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By david doucette
Nov 21, 2013
Top of Intersection Rock, Joshua Tree NP.

Sir Camsalot wrote:
We'll be leaving SLC Tues afternoon and driving straight thru hoping to get a good spot when we get there. Might be a spot in the car if anyone is interested.


we got out there the tuesday afternoon before thanksgiving last year and were lucky enough to find i think the last spot in jumbo. place was packed on that tuesday.

the question that i always ask myself is "don't people work?" ;)


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By susan peplow
From Joshua Tree
Nov 22, 2013
Beer Anyone?

Steve Z. wrote:
I'll be headed to Jtree for the first time as well next thursday, what's a good backup plan for staying if campsites are full?


If camping is not available or desireable in the Park, you can bivy at the dry lake bed or at the Pit. If camping in the Pit please beware to not overcrowd & be discreet as it's located in a neighborhood. In all areas we hope you be respectful, pack out waste & trash. DO NOT POOP AT THE PIT!!!!!

Old link but rules still apply for The Pit
BLM Overflow camping options & Map
JTNP Camping Options - www.nps.gov/jotr/planyourvisit/camping.htm


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By Steve Z.
From Livermore, CA
Nov 22, 2013

I promise there will be no pooping at the pit, if thars where I end up. Thanks for the advice!


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By AST
Nov 22, 2013

Me and a buddy are planning to head there this Sunday night and stay until Wednesday night / Thursday morning. Maybe we can bequeath you our spot when we go. I'm assuming we will be able to snag a spot from a departing weekender when we pull in.


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By Sir Camsalot
From thankgodchickenhead, Ut
Nov 23, 2013

We would totally take you up on that offer. Just messaged you for details on how to find you and what your choice of beverage is. Please, no requests for PBR. We've been stressing about the camping enough that you're getting the good stuff.


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By Steve Z.
From Livermore, CA
Nov 24, 2013

Any chance there wouldn't room for another vehicle? I'm pretty concerned about camping and always have beers to share.


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By Sir Camsalot
From thankgodchickenhead, Ut
Nov 24, 2013

SteveZ, if we get a spot you're welcome to share. We'll only have 3 people and 1 car so there will be plenty of room. Shoot me a pm and ill give ya some info on how to find us.


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By Steve Z.
From Livermore, CA
Nov 26, 2013

Hey sir, sent ya a pm. Thanks for the offer!


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By alan carne
Nov 28, 2013

Hey Russ, we exchanged a little banter on ukc a couple of months back. Am heading over to J tree from Vegas today. Will be there the next 10 days so if your around....Probably end up at the pit until space becomes available on Hidden Valley.


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