Cedar Flat Group sites are popular with academic institutions for geology field trips. With no nearby light sources, the night sky is brilliant for star gazing and night photography. This is a remote area with limited cell phone coverage; be prepared to be self-sufficient. Bring water! The nearest source for food, water, firewood or fuel is 12 miles away, in Big Pine, CA. Highway 168 is narrow and steep with a section of single lane road with very limited visibility. Technically, uphill traffic has the right of way, but everyone should be prepared to stop and back up to the last wide spot if necessary. Click here for more info about the Inyo National Forest Don't Move Firewood: Protect California's forests from tree-killing pests by buying your firewood locally and burning it on-site. For more information visit firewood.ca.gov .