Hardball is a military term for an improved road.So the plan, which I will be prerunning some of the route this coming weekend, is to camp Friday night near the Mines of Moria, worked out for Gandalf.
Masonic Mountain has a number of mines that we can free camp near, then the dirt road into Bodie as mentioned. First night campsite, approximately at 38.35877 -119.14358
Thank you for the information. Based on this input we may need to change our second night. I’m working with @Kent R on a plan for Saturday and Saturday night after visiting Bodie. I’m looking into Cooper Mountain trail which isn’t too far from Bodie.
Ok sounds good. There’s 2 options for gas in Bridgeport and we will be at the cheaper of the 2 :)I will be coming up Friday and meeting in Bridgeport, leaving from Galt and taking Hwy 88 then to 395 south. Not sure if my wife is coming along or a friend. After talking about this trip he really want to experience it.
Yes we have room, be sure to RSVP on the Rally Point if you haven’t already. You can meet us in Oakdale at 1pm or get to 395S up by Sac and head down if that’s better. We will be stopping at the cheaper of the two gas stations in Bridgeport CA to top off. Your clearance is more than enough and pizza sounds great :)Got room for one more? I thought I wasn't going to make it due to possible wheel bearing failure but upon inspection, turns out just my rear pads are on the wear indicators! Still depends on whether there are any complications with the repairs but I'd like to try to make it if I can. I would be coming from the Sacramento area, might not make the 1pm Meetup but I would try.
As a side note, I have a mobile pizza oven that I've been dying to bring out and try so if I come, there's the possibility of Neapolitan style pizza out on the trails!
Lastly, I assume a stock clearance 100 series on 33" AT with rear locker should have no trouble with these destinations?
That’s a great question, I looked up the BLM Land fire restrictions and looks like a fire ban is in place. If anyone plans on operating a gas stove you will need a fire permit. They are free, online, and take literally 5 minutes to get. They provide a printable form but I just saved mine to my iPad.Anyone know if we can burn up there? I have a mobile firepit that I would be willing to bring. Its not huge but its fire, and nice to watch with an adult beverage in hand.