07 July 2006 Friday

We left our beautiful campsite in the trees with a creek and headed into thedesert again.  We stopped briefly in Tonopah, NV for groceries.  Wespent two unexpected days in Tonopah after we broke our rear shocks on the roadto the Racetrack Playa in Death Valley.  

For the next several hours we drove thru miles and miles of sagebrushdesert.  We came over one hill and got our first glimpse of the WhiteMountains.  We got to the Inyo National Forest in the White Mountains andfound a Visitor Center with info on the Bristlecone Pines.  In the VisitorCenter we found a flyer advertising about an "Off The Grid" EnergyFair going on in Mammoth Mountain, a town about 1 1/2 hours fromhere.  We did a short one mile hike thru an Ancient Bristlecone PineGrove and went back to the free campground (with suggested donation of $3.00) tocamp for the night.  

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