Made it to Lone Pine this afternoon without incident. Last night we had a terrible wind all night. I can’t imagine any of the tent campers had a good sleep. When we left June Lake it was 58 degrees. At Lone Pine it was 88 when we arrived. The campground is off of Whitney Portal Road which terminates at another campground used as a jumping off point to climb Whitney. It’s dry sagebrushy land with scattered boulders. We are at the base of the highest Sierra Nevada mountain. Not much in the way of amenities. Pit toilets that are very clean. Limited water supply but there is a dump station. Right behind our campsite is a nice little creek which gives its name to the campground: Tuttle Creek Campground. This is a BLM campground. They raised the price this year from $5 to $8 and of course I only pay $4 with the geezer card. We can drive into town and get showers at the hostel. There is also a museum in town dedicated to the movies made here. There is even a road called Movie Flat road because so many movies have been made here. Should be good for a few days. I paid a whopping $28 for a week.
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