From Boulder Creek RV Park 3 miles south of LONE PINE, we drove through the Alabama Hills and up the switchback road of “The Long Long Trailer” fame to the little store and eatery at Whitney Portals. Our grandson, Joe, said they had the biggest pancakes he had ever seen. Boy, that was an understatement. See above.
This was followed by an afternoon fishing at the Portal Pond. Joe caught several as did Alan. I got skunked.
While temps reached 117 at home (yes, 117), we enjoyed fishing at the portals.
THAT NIGHT SANDY & THE HIGH COUNTRY BAND ENTERTAINED IN A FREE CONCERT. WE MET SOME HIGH SCHOOL FRIENDS THERE AND ENJOYED THE EVENING IN THE COURTYARD OF LONE PINE’S CHAMBER OF COMMERCE.
NEXT STOP KEOUGH HOT SPRINGS. THIS RETRO POOL IS SURROUNDED BY A BROWN’S CAMPGROUND. IT IS HUGE, COOL AND AT ONE END IS A VERY HOT POOL THERE ARE ALSO WILD HOTSPRINGS AROUND THE AREA. WE STAYED A FEW NIGHTS AND USED IT AS A JUMP OFF POINT FOR FISHING ABOVE THE BISHOP AREA.
HAPPY TO GET A CAMPSITE AT CROWLEY LAKE AND EVEN HAPPIER TO WITNESS THIS AWESOME SUNSET.
AFTER A DAY OF FISHING WE MET MY BROTHER KIRBY X! AND HIS WIFE CINDY AT TOM’S PLACE, NOT MY FAVORITE HANGOUT BUT IT WAS FUN TO HAVE TIME TOGETHRR. THEY WERE STAYING AT ROCK CREEK.
NEXT DAY AT STOP AT THE HATCHERY