Is Bishop Camping Held Hostage by the Feds?

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Lovegasoline

Trad climber
Sh#t Hole, Brooklyn, NY
Topic Author's Original Post - Oct 3, 2013 - 02:36am PT
Man on foot considering the prospect of getting dropped off in the Bishop area. Can I camp there without the Fed Tools giving me a shutdown hassle?

Is camping free?
What about temps?
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
Nothing creative to say
Oct 3, 2013 - 02:46am PT
Dispersed forest service camping is not outlawed yet.

But that might be quite a walk from bishop.
ruppell

climber
Oct 3, 2013 - 02:48am PT
Without wheels your best bet is the Pit. 2 bucks a night and still open as far as I know. That could change though.
Lovegasoline

Trad climber
Sh#t Hole, Brooklyn, NY
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 3, 2013 - 03:19am PT
Is the pit doable (or desirable) without wheels?
crusher

climber
Santa Monica, CA
Oct 3, 2013 - 03:45am PT
Blm is shut down. Pit is Blm as is Horton creek. Coyote camp or get a motel.
Lovegasoline

Trad climber
Sh#t Hole, Brooklyn, NY
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 3, 2013 - 03:47am PT
Fuk this!
Capt.

climber
some eastside hovel
Oct 3, 2013 - 09:50am PT
You'll be able to find somewhere to camp.It's not tough.
GDavis

Social climber
SOL CAL
Oct 3, 2013 - 09:59am PT
Been living in my car for some time now, if you have cash but no wheels might be tough - brown town (lol) is 20$/night, but if you can get to the milks they are open. Ill be heading there from town at 7pm and can give you a ride 1-way.
John M

climber
Oct 3, 2013 - 10:56am PT
Somebody help this guy out. He is on what was planned as a 3 month climbing trip with limited funds. His original plan was to go to Yosemite and stay in camp 4. That is considerably cheaper then staying in San Fran in a Hostel.

A ride or a place to crash at least.

I don't know him, but someone must. Who are you Lovegas? Who are your climbing partners? You can get more help if you are a bit more forthcoming.
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Oct 3, 2013 - 10:59am PT
You may have some difficulty finding the dispersed forest in Bishop though.

Try the Mule Days barn?

DMT
Lovegasoline

Trad climber
Sh#t Hole, Brooklyn, NY
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 3, 2013 - 01:29pm PT
^The Who Days What???



Lovegasoline

Trad climber
Sh#t Hole, Brooklyn, NY
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 3, 2013 - 01:33pm PT
GD, thanks for the lift but I'm still in SF ... contemplating potential destinations ... emphasis on contemplating since once I find a place visit worthy under the present government enforcement scheme, I still have to find a method of transport there.
WBraun

climber
Oct 3, 2013 - 01:33pm PT
Neal

You're fuked.

Time to go on the Golden Gate Bridge and jump off .... :-)

Just kidding dude.

Good luck with your epic ......
AndyO

Social climber
Brooklyn, NY
Oct 3, 2013 - 02:06pm PT
It's rough around Bishop w/o a car. Luckily, there are usually enough climbers around that you should be able to wing it hitching rides. If the Buttermilks are open, and you can stock up with several days of food and water, you could probably find a ride out there, and supply runs into town might be possible. Just be careful where you camp, the high-traffic spots (thinking of the Corral Boulder in particular) can be a isht-show on Friday and Saturday nights when the high school kids come out to party. Without a Rottweiler, it can get hairy (But that's another story).

I'd hang around Wilson's Eastside Sports, and the coffee shop next door (Kava?), if it's still there, and look for rides or beta. You might also see if the Bardini house (bardini.org) still takes overnights. It's in town, near the fairgrounds.

Good luck, and enjoy the East Side!

Andy from the Dentist office

*Disclaimer: It's been at least a decade since I've been to Bishop, so I may be totally out of date. Be sure to check with locals, or at least people who don't ride a desk in Manhattan.
GDavis

Social climber
SOL CAL
Oct 3, 2013 - 02:15pm PT
The Black Sheep coffee house is a great place to catch a ride - I am still open to give you a ride to the 'milks, where you can kick around for a week plus. Likely I'll be back in a week, so you can catch a ride from me 10/11-12 back to town. Space is limited so don't bring the 6 man tent and cooler :)
skitch

climber
East of Heaven
Oct 3, 2013 - 03:25pm PT
Was at the milks last night, didn't see anything that would stop you from camping there. No cars gonna be tough unless you can find a sucker to mooch from.
Lovegasoline

Trad climber
Sh#t Hole, Brooklyn, NY
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 3, 2013 - 03:27pm PT
With the passing of time and the government shutdown hastening the demise of the 2013 Yos climbing season I find myself burdened with the millstone of a portaledge and bigwall rack in San Francisco's Tenderloin. Sending it home across the continent will not be cheap. My funds and ideology on this trip are rooted solidly in dirtbag socioeconomicalcultural territory.

With the passing of time, my meager trip funds are being rapidly depleted into purchasing X-cubic feet of 30-year old jism-stale hostel dorm-room air with my daily movements traversing junkydrunk fecal stained streets. Slightly demoralizing and declasse for a dirtbag Brooklynite.

With the passing of time?

Perhaps I should steer towards becoming a grasshopper ... so I can more easily hop out of the city. To that end and deep within my haulbag, I have David Hume's An Inquiry Concerning Human Understanding and Nagarjuna's Mūlamadhyamakakārikā (Fundamental Verses of the Middle Way) so as to contemplate the skeptical denial of the reality of the externality of relations (including time and space), cause and effect, and inductive reasoning.

The main point of this climbing trip is to leave the city behind, the paranoia, the fear, the defensiveness and armour, the city's de-facto all-purpose expression: the frown. To engage my artistic Muse which (contrary to certain skeptical philosophers or my own limits with language) is Space and Time ... vistas of endless space and beauty with the slow unrushed bounty of time punctuated with the encounter of people who have been gently marinated in the same for long periods of time.

John M, my name is Neal (New York Neal to some; although last year I encountered identity slippage with the Desert Carrot). I've been climbing out West and doing dig-ins for 18 years. My partner, at present, is desperation and torpor. Nothing out of the ordinary and crossing the threshold from consumer culture to living outside necessitates a psychic passage of sorts.

So...if you are reading this and are leaving (or passing through or near) San Francisco and have room in your vehicle, drop me an email or call at three47 -3 ate ate- 6 one 01. Otherwise, maybe we will cross paths ...


Lovegasoline

Trad climber
Sh#t Hole, Brooklyn, NY
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 3, 2013 - 03:35pm PT
Thanks for all the Bishop beta.
My destination of choice now would be Indian Creek. However, I just want to be on the road and out of San Francisco.
As long as the camping is cool (i.e. my tent will not be burned or gear stolen)and proximate to climbers I'll abide ...
Lovegasoline

Trad climber
Sh#t Hole, Brooklyn, NY
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 5, 2013 - 01:06am PT
I've got a ride lined up headed to Yos or Lee Vining.

Blm is shut down. Pit is Blm as is Horton creek. Coyote camp or get a motel.

Can you elaborate? I'm a n00b regarding the East Side.
What's Coyote camp?

Whether it's practical or not, my primary plan is to head to the East side and then work my way towards Utah and Indian Creek and maybe dig-in there. Then catch a ride to J-Tree in early November (hopefulyl ths Washington shenanigans will be concluded by then.
Todd Townsend

Social climber
Bishop, CA
Oct 5, 2013 - 01:37am PT
Neal,

With the shenanigans in DC going on right now, it seems like half of the climbers in the western states converged on Bishop today. As long as you can get your ass here, you shouldn't have too much trouble hooking up with other dirtbags. Plenty of free camping on public land: buttermilk country, tablelands, pinyons, pine creek, etc. Feel free to stop by Wilson's and say hi when you arrive.
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