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Crane Flat campground has a mix of RV sites and tent sites. I think our spot was one of the better RV sites, but it was none too level!
This was our first "dry camping" experience. For my non-RV friends, this means no water, no power, and no sewer hookups. We carry 100 gallons of fresh water with holding tanks of equal capacity. We don't have solar panels, but they wouldn't have done us much good in this shaded campground anyway. Instead we ran our onboard generator a few hours each day to keep the coach batteries charged. This allowed us to use the lights, microwave, and any plug-in appliances. Our refrigerator, hot water heater, and furnace run on propane or electricity. Our stove and oven are always run with propane. Some experienced campers claim they can go for several weeks without hookups, but I think our limit would be about one.
The campground was much cooler than the valley fairground so we did not need to use the air conditioner. The morning temperatures were in the 50s and Craig turned on the heat for a short time.
The biggest hardship was the lack of Verizon coverage, hence no internet. We did get a cell call when we were in the valley, but up at the camp there were no bars.
We were settled in our spot by 1:30 and decided to take the 3 mile round trip walk in a nearby Redwood grove. We both forgot our cameras. But we have plenty of big tree photos already. Although there were several bus loads of people also walking the trail, it did not feel crowded. It was interesting to catch bits of conservations in languages other than English, particularly German.
That evening we joined a group of about 25 other campers for a ranger-led "Starry Sky" program. We both know our stars, but this was an opportunity to go up to a fire watch station that is not open to the public without a guide and get a good view of the dark skies without trees getting in the way.
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Because it is very dry there were no mosquitos. How good is that?