Sierras 2019

In July of 2019, we went on a camping trip to the Sierras. We spent three nights at Eagle Lake, followed by three nights at Almanor South campground. Eagle Lake Best campground ever! I thought so last year, and this year verified it. It’s run by the US Forestry Service, and they keep it up…

Return to Bodega Bay

We had such a nice time last year that we decided to return to Bodega Bay for another camping trip. Last trip, we stayed in the Bodega Dunes Campground, which is a State of California campground. This was okay, but there aren’t a lot of sites in that one that would work for us. Is…

Coastal Camping 2018

October Trip I can rarely be talked into heading off for camping without a reserved campsite, but October I made an exception. The campground at Big Sur is large, it was late in the season, and the last time we were there in October it was pretty much deserted. This time, it was fairly full,…

Red Rock

After we left Death Valley, we went to Red Rock State Park. There’s a small campground there, first come first served.  We were luck enough to not only get a site for two nights but to get a really nice site with a level concrete pad and good picnic table. Site number 6, folks. That’s…

Eagle Lake

It seems that there’s more than one Eagle Lake in California, which I suppose shouldn’t surprise anybody. We do have lakes, and we do have eagles. There’s one down by Lake Tahoe, and there’s one to the Northwest of Susanville. There may be a dozen others.  We went camping at Merrell Campground at the Eagle…

Great American Eclipse

I’d been stalking this eclipse for more than ten years. The eclipse path traveled all the way across the United States from Oregon to the East Coast. We decided to go up several days early and visit Crater Lake. I’d seen plenty of photos of Crater Lake, but they hadn’t prepared me for the fact…

Salt Point State Park

We’re having a really hot summer here, and we decided to flee to the coast for a camping trip at Salt Point State Park. Coastal campgrounds fill up in the summer, and it’s not a slam-dunk to find anything at all, but Salt Point did have availability. This park doesn’t have hookups, showers, or a…

Bodega Bay

Bodega Dunes Campground In early May of 2017, we did a camping trip to the Bodega Bay area, specifically to the Sonoma Coast State Beach. We stayed at the Bodega Dunes Campground, which is a fairly small campground off Highway 1.  Campsites are assigned on arrival, so we did a drive-around and picked a nice…

Orland Buttes

We’re still doing short shake-down trips with the new Winnie and the traveling cat. Not sure if we’re shaking down the Winnebago or the cat, but caution is probably good with either one. Orland Buttes is a small campground on Black Butte Lake near Orland, California. It’s run by the Army Corps of Engineers, and…

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