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Summerdale Campground near Yosemite

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Summerdale Campground near Yosemite

Time: September 23, 2016 to September 25, 2016
Location: Summerdale Campground
Website or Map: http://www.recreation.gov/cam…
Event Type: campout
Latest Activity: Sep 26, 2016

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Event Description


Not too far from Yosemite is the Summerdale Campground in the Sierra National Forest. Crowds should be gone, weather cooling. The campground features campsites surrounding a meadow at about 5,000'. Look at the pictures of the sites and the driveway lengths as you choose your campsites, not all will accommodate 2 busses. The campground is east of Merced, off Highway 41 in Fish Camp, about 188 miles from Sacramento and 166 miles from Livermore. This is not an organized event. You are on your own to figure it out and what to do, but below is useful information. The entrance to Yosemite is quite nearby.

This is the link to the campground:

Summerdale Campground

The Yosemite Sugar Pine Railroad is nearby and runs a steam engine excursion train.

Yosemite Sugar Pine Railroad

Nelder Grove is also in the vicinity, offering the opportunity to walk among giant sequoias without the crowds of Mariposa Grove in Yosemite.

Nelder Grove Map

Comment Wall

Comment by Laura May on June 18, 2016 at 9:18pm

Just booked 21. 

Comment by westywoman (Melissa) on June 18, 2016 at 9:23pm

Laura, that is so awesome!  Happy Dance! 

Comment by John LaTorre on June 22, 2016 at 5:11pm

I'm in 24. And if the weather is under 80 degrees, I may even have Debra with me.

Comment by Blake on June 28, 2016 at 5:08pm

Just saw this after talking to Laura today.  No idea yet if we'll make it but at least it's on my radar :)

Comment by westywoman (Melissa) on June 28, 2016 at 8:50pm

Camper Site List as of June 28. We own that end of the campground. Nice job everyone! Will this be Bruce's debut in his, ahem, VW camper alternative?

21 Laura

24 John

25 Regis

26 Bruce

27 Gene/will share

28 Melissa/Mike

29 Peter/Friends

30 Joel

XX Blake and Shelby TBD

Comment by John LaTorre on August 1, 2016 at 4:55pm

Did Joe  Ehrlich get missed in the shout-out for this event? When I talked to him today, he didn't seem to know about it.

Comment by Bruce on August 1, 2016 at 6:06pm

He's on the did not respond yet list...

Comment by westywoman (Melissa) on August 1, 2016 at 9:33pm

Thanks for the head's up, John. I have re-sent an invitation to a few delinquents. Peter and Regis have not updated their status, for example (of private shaming).

Comment by westywoman (Melissa) on August 9, 2016 at 4:41pm

Does anyone care if I make this public now, rather than private? We have booked us some solid real estate.

Comment by John LaTorre on August 9, 2016 at 6:15pm

That would be fine, as long as we've given the latecomers on the invite list enough time to respond.

Is there a handle yet on whether they'll allow fires? And, if so, is firewood available on site?


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