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Old 05-22-2016, 02:29 PM   #7
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Default Re: DIY $75 awning

Seans,
A unique feature of Death Valley NP is that once you are a mile off of a paved road in most areas you can do backcountry camping with no permit or fees. And yes, near crankshaft junction (where there actually is a pile of old crankshafts) you can free camp at the Eureka Dunes which some say are the highest dunes in the U.S. I've also heard that same claim made for the Bruneau sand dunes in Idaho. They're both spectacular and worth a visit.

The worst thing about the D V campgrounds is the incessant generator noise. Texas Springs campground is the only non generator campground on the valley floor.

And yes, the Eastern Sierra is covered with BLM and National Forest land where you can do dispersed camping in many incredible locations.

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