Fall Teardrop Camping

We took a quick trip down to the Eastern Sierras last weekend to go hiking and see the fall colors. When we camp in this area, we love to find free Forest Service campgrounds which makes our teardrop trip a lot less expensive. While the amenities are basic (pit toilets, picnic tables and fire pits), we never forget how lucky we are to have beautiful, free places to pitch camp.


  1. I noticed 1, your still using the hot-pots and 2, it must have been cooler weather. Snow in one picture and everyone had jackets on. I'm going to the Hoot and Howl at Salisbury beach Mass. this weekend and the low temps are predicted to be 32 both nights. Did you make your hot water each morning for the day? Did it last all day?

    1. Hi Greg. Yes, we are still using the hot pot and our teardrop friends also have one (you can see it by our stove). It snowed in the mountains last week and there were a few inches in the higher elevations. It was really great to see after this drought. However, it only got down to about 45 at night and our hot water would stay hot to warm for about 12-16 hours. We had to heat up water about twice a day since we used it all for dishes and showers!

      Have a great trip to Massachusetts. The coldest we can stand at night is about 20. 32 sounds balmy. :-)