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Hot Springs the Hard Way – Camping Off-road Tour of the 14’ers [Advance]

Here’s another yet to be published tour for RoadRUNNER Travel magazine of the Eastern Sierras. Taking a week on a BMW F800GS, some camping supplies and cameras, I sought out to find some hot springs, but by taking the hard way over several near-14,000 mountain peaks and passes.

Riding with the Elders

When you first lay eyes a grove of bristlecone pines, you’re first thought might be that they’re all dead. But they’re very much alive, for a very long time in fact! Not unlike some grandparents, they’re saggy wrinkled and bending over toward the floor… history lives within them.



High above Mammoth Mountain ski resort.