The Best In Tent Camping: Southern California Guide Book

by Jane & Hans Huber with Bill Mai (Menasha Ridge Press)
The Best In Tent Camping Southern California  by Jane & Hans Huber with Bill Mai

192pp/maps
ISBN: 0897325818

From the aromatic pine woods and cascading streams of the southern Sierra Nevada to the starkly beautiful desert landscapes of Death Valley, The Best in Tent Camping: Southern California is a guidebook for tent campers who like quiet, scenic, and serene campsites. It's the perfect resource if you blanch at the thought of pitching a tent on a concrete slab, trying to sleep through the blare of another camper's boombox, or waking to find your tent surrounded by a convoy of RV's. Whether you are a Southern California native in seach of new territory or a vacationer on the lookout for that dream campground, this book will help you unlock the secrets to the best tent camping that Southern California has to offer.

© Jane and Hans Huber with Bill Mai/Menasha Ridge Press. All Rights Reserved.

Trails from the "The Best In Tent Camping: Southern California" Guide Book
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... Preview: Go to Andrew Molera State Park and walk the 1-mile trail to the ocean. The beach is awesome—4 miles of Big Sur’s longest sandy stretches. Find sea fig, sand verbena, silverwood, and beach primrose on ... From the guidebook "The Best In Tent Camping: Southern California"
Big Sur, CA - Campgrounds
... Preview: Arroyo Salado is badlands camping. It is in malpais (badlands) in the huge Anza- Borrego Desert State Park (ABDSP), which has everything—palm-studded canyons, cactus gardens, mountain pinyon forests, ... From the guidebook "The Best In Tent Camping: Southern California"
Borrego Springs, CA - Campgrounds - Trail Length:
... Preview: Drive through torrid Visalia on any July afternoon and you’ll know why the Yokut and Monache Native Americans fought over the summer camps by Atwell Mills, where it is pleasant during the day and cool ... From the guidebook "The Best In Tent Camping: Southern California"
Sequoia National Park, CA - Campgrounds
... Preview: All roads that lead to Buckeye Campground also pass the Burger Barn in Bridgeport. Anytime is a good time for an everything-on-it burger, wrapped in wax paper, at the outside tables of this ageless mo ... From the guidebook "The Best In Tent Camping: Southern California"
Bridgeport, CA - Campgrounds
... Preview: All roads that lead to Buckeye Campground also pass the Burger Barn in Bridgeport. Anytime is a good time for an everything-on-it burger, wrapped in wax paper, at the outside tables of this ageless mo ... From the guidebook "The Best In Tent Camping: Southern California"
Bridgeport, CA - Campgrounds
... Preview: Cold Springs Campground is the most beautiful campground in Southern California. Down by the gorgeous Kaweah River, this campground is situated in the shadows of Sawtooth and Mineral Peaks, Needham an ... From the guidebook "The Best In Tent Camping: Southern California"
Sequoia National Park, CA - Campgrounds
... Preview: I drove through Idyllwild in a mist so thick the neon lights of the cute little mountain town could only blush through the fog. I found a place to park and drifted along a sidewalk until I ran right i ... From the guidebook "The Best In Tent Camping: Southern California"
Banning, CA - Campgrounds - Trail Length:
... Preview: Palomar means “place of the pigeons,” and Palomar Mountain feels so Mediterranean, you’ll think you’re in Italy. There’s a sense of tradition and civilization on the mountain. Maybe that feeling comes ... From the guidebook "The Best In Tent Camping: Southern California"
Palomar Mountain, CA - Campgrounds
... Preview: Dorst Campground is about family. On arrival you’ll notice squads of children splashing in the nonthreatening Dorst Creek or racing up and down the grassy slopes, as well as moms pushing their infants ... From the guidebook "The Best In Tent Camping: Southern California"
Wilsonia, CA - Campgrounds
... Preview: Driving from Los Angeles to East Fork, you’ll go through Mojave, the desert, and then the Owens Valley, a graben, according to geologists, which means it’s a 100-mile-long, 5-milewide trench between t ... From the guidebook "The Best In Tent Camping: Southern California"
Bishop, CA - Campgrounds - Trail Length:
... Preview: About 60,000 years ago, a glacier flowing down an earthquake slip fault cut the U-shaped Upper Kern Canyon. Look southward along the Upper Kern Canyon and you can see how the glacier carved out the ca ... From the guidebook "The Best In Tent Camping: Southern California"
Kernville, CA - Campgrounds - Trail Length:
... Preview: The princess of campgrounds on Bishop Creek above Bishop is tiny Sabrina Campground perched on the lip of Lake Sabrina. At 9,000 feet, the view of the picture-perfect lake, the glaciered mountain peak ... From the guidebook "The Best In Tent Camping: Southern California"
Bishop, CA - Campgrounds - Trail Length:
... Preview: Fremont Peak State Park is deliriously pretty in April and May, when the spring grasses are green and feathery and the flowers are blooming. It’s a great place to go when the coast is socked in with f ... From the guidebook "The Best In Tent Camping: Southern California"
San Juan Bautista, CA - Campgrounds
... Preview: Abandon hope all ye who enter here” is a good motto for campers coming to Big Bear Lake on holiday weekends, but during mid-week or off-season, the north shore is downright civilized. It’s a beautiful ... From the guidebook "The Best In Tent Camping: Southern California"
Big Bear Lake, CA - Campgrounds
... Preview: Drive up to Big Bear on CA 330 and you feel like a rat in a maze. The road zips up through carnival-ride corners shouldered with impenetrable chaparral. Oncoming traffic appears out of nowhere. Sudden ... From the guidebook "The Best In Tent Camping: Southern California"
Angelus Oaks, CA - Campgrounds - Trail Length:
... Preview: Horse Meadow Campground is my favorite campground. I don’t even know why. Maybe it’s the long grind up the mountains, or the terrain, that dry, big-sky country look with the pines, boulders, and open, ... From the guidebook "The Best In Tent Camping: Southern California"
Kernville, CA - Campgrounds - Trail Length:
... Preview: Kirk Creek and Plaskett Creek campgrounds are like fraternal twins. They occupy the most isolated stretch of CA 1, north of San Simeon and south of Big Sur. About 5 miles apart, on the best stretch of ... From the guidebook "The Best In Tent Camping: Southern California"
Lucia, CA - Campgrounds - Trail Length:
... Preview: Laguna Campground offers some of the best camping in Southern California and the cheekiest ground squirrels and jays in the West. Hardly had my wife and I arrived at an incredible campsite on the edge ... From the guidebook "The Best In Tent Camping: Southern California"
Mount Laguna, CA - Campgrounds - Trail Length:
... Preview: The La Jolla Valley hike-in tent-camping sites are little known and seldom used. Little info about these campsites can be found anywhere, and you may not believe they exist until you motivate yourself ... From the guidebook "The Best In Tent Camping: Southern California"
Malibu, CA - Campgrounds - Trail Length:
... Preview: At first glance, the Leo Carrillo State Beach campgrounds look very similar to the nearby facility at Big Sycamore Canyon, but Leo Carrillo caters to a different clientele. While it lacks the world-cl ... From the guidebook "The Best In Tent Camping: Southern California"
Malibu, CA - Campgrounds - Trail Length:

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