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Old 07-17-2015, 11:46 AM   #1
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Boondocking in Toiyabe National Forest

Hey everyone! I really appreciate the great feedback this community has offered on my trip report videos... it's an awesome group of people on this forum!

I recently spent some time exploring Hwy 395 in Cali-- one of my favorite highways-- and ended up at this really great boondocking spot in Toiyabe National Forest right next to a lovely creek! It's a beautiful area with plenty of primitive camping opportunities and lots of great places to explore.... here's the trip report video I did! More on the way.... enjoy!

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Old 07-18-2015, 09:33 AM   #2
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With all the poor quality, amateurish videos on YouTube, it’s refreshing to find someone who knows something about doing brief documentaries in an entertaining way, with proper framing, use of B roll, good narrative, etc. I still think YouTube is the haven of amateurs though and would like to see you move to Vimeo. Great vid.. thanks for doing it.
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Paraphrased quote: "the developed campground which honestly is not as nice as the other places we passed:. Sounds like a great reason to be prepared to boondock.
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That's the whole idea of pulling that trailer. Coming upon nirvana! Like a caver struggling through a crawlway into an enormous room. You found it! Great video!
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Nice video about a great boondocking area. I'm amazed at how many nice spots can be found in that vicinity. I spent two nights SE of Mono Lake and no one else was around. Very peaceful.
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Hi Matt,
I watched all of your videos that I could find on TinyRV.Life.com. You really capture the fun of camping in interesting places! How can we subscribe to your blog?
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Old 07-19-2015, 11:21 AM   #7
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With all the poor quality, amateurish videos on YouTube, itís refreshing to find someone who knows something about doing brief documentaries in an entertaining way, with proper framing, use of B roll, good narrative, etc. I still think YouTube is the haven of amateurs though and would like to see you move to Vimeo. Great vid.. thanks for doing it.
Wow, that is a really nice thing to say and I appreciate it! Especially since I'm doing almost all of this with my phone... it's great to hear it's all coming across well. I am not entirely familiar with Vimeo's platform-- although I've seen some amazing videos on there.... I will certainly check it out. Thanks for the kind words!

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Paraphrased quote: "the developed campground which honestly is not as nice as the other places we passed:. Sounds like a great reason to be prepared to boondock.
Haha, agreed. You never know what you'll find out there!

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That's the whole idea of pulling that trailer. Coming upon nirvana! Like a caver struggling through a crawlway into an enormous room. You found it! Great video!
Thanks! It was a magical spot, indeed-- there's so much to explore out there, I feel like I just scratched the surface.

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Nice video about a great boondocking area. I'm amazed at how many nice spots can be found in that vicinity. I spent two nights SE of Mono Lake and no one else was around. Very peaceful.
Thanks for checking jt out! Do you remember what areas you camped in near Mono Lake? That whole part of 395 is pretty mind blowing, I will definitely be back.

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I watched all of your videos that I could find on TinyRV.Life.com. You really capture the fun of camping in interesting places! How can we subscribe to your blog?
Thanks for watching, I'm glad you enjoyed the videos! I actually don't have a blog-- doing these vids was kind of unplanned and has just been randomly evolving, haha! But you can subscribe by going to my youtube channel at the link in my sig and then hitting the subscribe button. I'll also keep post vids here.... I really enjoy the feedback I get on this forum!

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Yes, I was at Sagehen Meadow, which looked like it was once a NFCG. It's on the NF map, located a couple miles south of hwy 120 on a sandy road, then turn west on a two-track for about 1/6 mile. I heard one dirt bike go by on the road during my stay, and that was all.
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^Awesome, thanks for sharing... I may try to check it out some time!
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Another great video, Matt. We were down in that area in May and wished we could have stayed longer. We camped one night at Crags Campground - almost empty at that time of the year. Beautiful area to explore!
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