With the shenanigans in DC going on right now, it seems like half of the climbers in the western states converged on Bishop today
Yep. Temps have been pretty good to so that didn't hurt the choice much. Todd can you verify that the Pit is closed? I'll drive by tommorrow to check. It sucks if it is. Lots of fine memories from that crap hole of a campground.
Word on the street is that the pit and horton creek are closed, as are all of the forest service campgrounds. Brown's town (shudder), millpond, pleasant valley, and keough's should all still be open. Sounds like the 'milks are pretty packed right now...
Can somebody in SF or the east bay store this guys wall gear for him??
I'd do it if I still lived in Oakland.
If you could condense your stuff down to a backpack or less, buy a friggen bus ticket and get the hell outta town.
There is a lot of climbing around Bishop, but you need a car to get to any of it.
Yesterday I shipped home 40some pounds of wall gear, ledge, pins, etc., etc. Gone. My load is lightened (I push the gear envelope of the man-on-foot paradigm) however, I still have a ton of gear: rack, camping gear to take me to zero if need be, some art stuff. Two big ass packs + food + H20.
Anywayz, I got a ride out of SF to Yos or Lee Vining tomorrow. Once I'm out on the road I'm not that concerned as I can hitchhike.
There's two options for me: a dedicated partner in whose car I travel and/or dig-in at a local basecamp style, hitch in for resupplying, etc. Not every destination by nature of the terrain and social scene is conducive to the latter.