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Old 10-15-2013, 11:59 PM
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Default Eleven Minutes Away by RV?.

Alpine County Airport (M45) is just a hop skip and an RV-jump away from our new home site here in Dayton valley, NV. Just across the border in California, it is just a couple of miles from Markleeville, but seems as remote as you can get. There is nothing but a long paved runway and a tie down area ? plus an unimproved camping area.

This is the view from the edge of the tie down pad:


A fifteen minute downhill bushwhack will take you to a trail heading down a dry riverbed:


Another fifteen minutes of hiking will take you to the payoff ? a beautiful secluded stretch of the upper Carson River:


Sure ? you can drive to the airport ? from our place it would probably be an hour and fifteen minutes. But with an RV magic carpet? In next to no time, you can be communing with the sky, rocks, and water!

Did we mention - there are empty lots at our new airpark?.
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Old 10-16-2013, 12:44 AM
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Old 10-16-2013, 08:23 AM
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Paul,

Any idea what the trout fishing might be like in that creek? One of the primary reasons I have an RV is to expand my fishing and hunting possibilities. A fairly inaccessible western stream, sure seems ripe with possibilities.
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Don, if you get out my way, you can land at my place. I can put you in a truck and point you at some streams across the road. My grandson did a 4 trout grand slam in one hole on the East Fork.
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Old 10-16-2013, 10:02 AM
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Oh, and Paul that's really nice. I'm still jealous.
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Old 10-16-2013, 10:14 AM
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My wife and I used to live on the south shore of Lake Tahoe. We really miss that place, but it's expensive to set up shop there. This could be a really nice alternative place to retire, while remaining close to the Lake. Also, what would you estimate a person could build a 3B/2BA + 50'x50' for there???

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Old 10-16-2013, 10:37 AM
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Nice photos Paul. My wife and I love hiking, I think we have a new weekend trip to plan. Thanks.
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Old 10-16-2013, 10:55 AM
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Paul,

Any idea what the trout fishing might be like in that creek? One of the primary reasons I have an RV is to expand my fishing and hunting possibilities. A fairly inaccessible western stream, sure seems ripe with possibilities.
I grew up trout fishing with my Dad, but haven't wet a line in 30 years - yet as I was standing there by the Carson, looking at the water, I couldn't help but wish for a rod to see what was hiding in the pools and shoals....

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My wife and I used to live on the south shore of Lake Tahoe. We really miss that place, but it's expensive to set up shop there. This could be a really nice alternative place to retire, while remaining close to the Lake. Also, what would you estimate a person could build a 3B/2BA + 50'x50' for there???
All of the existing lots have been purchased at least once, and some are actively for sale, some - well "everything has a price". I think one just sold in the mid-40's, and there are three that are stubbornly for sale for $165K ("that's our price, and we'll die before we come down!"). There is one I know is in the $80's.

House construction depends on what you want, of course, but we're looking at about $150/sq ft for the house. Hangars are expensive because they have to match the exterior of the house - no tin sheds - so about $50/ sq ft.

The housing market is picking up - and so are the prices. Still WAY cheaper than Tahoe though.

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Nice photos Paul. My wife and I love hiking, I think we have a new weekend trip to plan. Thanks.
I am thinking that once we get things squared away, we'll start announcing RV camping weekends at Alpine - see who wants to join us! That's how Petit Jean got started back east.
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Old 10-16-2013, 11:13 AM
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I'd be in for some camping, looks like a great area. I too have been away from fishing for many years, but that looks like it has some possibilities. Nothing better than fresh trout by the campfire...

I'm going to have to run up there for a recon mission before the snow flys.
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Old 10-16-2013, 11:46 AM
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Paul,

Thanks for the heads up on the lots. My family isn't ready to move yet (plane's not done), but we'll keep it in mind. Once my 10 is done, we'd definitely be down for some airplane camping.
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