Tuttle Creek Campground

Not much happening around here this week. No pumpkin carving contests, hiking in the mountains, climbing on large boulders, or social gatherings. Just us working away at our computers like the good little worker bees that we are. The time change last weekend has been a challenge for us to work around. By the time Tim is free from work around 4:30 the sun is gone. Actually, since we’re tucked up against these huge mountains the sun disappears even earlier around 3:30. We have been making an effort to get out for a small walk around the campground before that happens, but there is not much time for anything else before the dark sets in. On the other hand, the time change means that I have been waking up in time to see the sunrise every morning. Not so for Tim since he is NOT an early riser, no matter what the sun decides to do. So I have making sure to take a photo every morning for him to see. These are my favorite two from this week.

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Sunrise from our site

I also took a short drive one morning over to the famous Mobius Arch. I got there early hoping to catch the red sunrise glow on Mt. Whitney in the background, but since it was cloudy in the east that morning it was not happening. Oh, well. It’s still a pretty cool view of the tallest mountain in California.

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Mobius Arch & Mt. Whitney

Here is the view looking through the arch the other way.

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Mobius Arch & the Alabama Hills

The new site that we picked at Tuttle Creek Campground this week is all the way at the top of the road. It’s very quiet since there are no other sites nearby. And even if there were, the campground has been pretty empty this week.

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Site #28

Our site backs up to a small creek which Phineas has been enjoying. Much of the creek is narrow and fast running- not good for old dogs- but lucky for him the area near us has a nice shallow pool for him to play in.

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Loving his backyard creek

In an effort to mix things up a bit we spent one afternoon this week at the coffee shop in town. It was good to get out of the house, but probably not so good for productivity since there was lots of distractions. The worst was the TV in the corner tuned to FOX news. The volume was pretty low, but we couldn’t help over hearing some of the crap – I mean news- that they were spewing. Also, this place had ice cream which meant that all our healthy eating intentions for the week went down the drain. Overall, I have been to far nicer coffee shops, but their wifi was pretty speedy, and it was a nice change.

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Afternoon in Lone Pine at the Coffee Shop

Despite our lack of exploring this week we have really enjoyed spending time here in Lone Pine. It is a place we will definitely visit again. Tomorrow we continue our journey south with a one week stopover just north of Barstow before heading east to Lake Mead for a mini Airstream gathering/Thanksgiving extravaganza!

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A few more from our spot at Tuttle Creek

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6 Responses to “Tuttle Creek Campground”

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  1. Pat Hall

    I am a retired middle school librarian. Found your blog while researching for a three month road trip in our new teardrop trailer. Have really enjoyed your posts and links to other blogs. We just returned to Buffalo where we will remain through the holidays. Returning to the road in February. I’m in awe of your ability to live and work as nomads.

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    • Amanda

      Thanks Pat! Glad you’re following along. We always admire teardrop trailers. Maybe we’ll run into you on the road some day :)

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  2. Ingrid

    Oh, what I wouldn’t give for that quiet solitude in a gorgeous setting. I’ve decided the “RV Park” thing isn’t for me. I’d rather be down the road from you. Perhaps next year we’ll explore 395 and the Alabama Hills. Looks so pretty and inviting. Thanksgiving at Lake Mead should be fun. Love your photos of the arch :-)

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    • Amanda

      Yeah, the RV park thing gets old really fast doesn’t it? I would highly recommend spending some time on 395. It was an incredible area where we will surely return to again and again.

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  3. Amy

    Your pictures are making me so jealous. Lone Pine is one of our favorite spots. We’ve spent quite a lot of time in the Tuttle Creek Campground and boondocking in the Alabama Hills. My only “complaint” would be the quite sketchy grocery store. Next time you’re in LP, check out the local taco truck that parks just down from the coffee shop most nights – good, fresh food. There is also a “mom ‘n pop” type store that sells fresh local produce, which I believe is on the same side street as the pharmacy. Thanks for sharing your adventures! – Amy

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    • Amanda

      I agree- that grocery store leaves a lot to be desired! Luckily we were warned ahead of time and stocked up as much as possible before we got to town. We actually did go to the taco truck one night, but somehow I forgot to put it in the post. Didn’t see the place with local produce. Will have to look for that next time. As you say, it’s a great area and we will surely be back :)

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