Things to do in Yosemite when you only have one day and also the park is on fire! I'll be in Sequoia, finishing a backpacking trip on Tuesday, 9/22 around 10am, and was planning to drive up towards Yosemite from there. I want to be in San Fransisco by the evening of 9/24. I've never been to Yosemite and I'd love to see it, but not sure specifically where to go and what to do. [more inside]
My partner and I are headed to California in August and have 2 days to ourselves. We're both very avid hikers and are interested in seeing redwoods. Help us plan an awesome 2 day hike between San Jose/Sonoma! [more inside]
So, the National Parks are shut and husband and I are on a US road trip of a lifetime, during which we were due to visit/camp at many of those National Parks. Boo! Please help us salvage our trip and tell us about your favorite State Parks/hikes/non-NPS camping spots in OR, CA, AZ and southern UT! [more inside]
Where's a great place to take my dog hiking this weekend that's 1-2 hours from Lodi, Calif.? [more inside]
What are your favorite hikes in Shasta Trinity National Forest? [more inside]
Looking for camping and hiking spots in the Sierras and foothills where I can take our 4.5-year-old son and/or our dog. [more inside]
Yosemite trip with my parents: what not-ridiculously-hard hikes are best for my parents, who are in their late 50s? We're going this weekend (early October.) [more inside]
Things to do in the Eastern Sierras and Mono / Inyo counties, California! Your favorites? [more inside]
My partner and I are in the early planning stages for a three-week vacation to California this November, and we need help with the hiking parts! [more inside]
Help me plan a 3-day trip to Joshua Tree (CA).
Or alternatively, suggest another really cool natural area to check out in Southern California in late January.
I am in my cousin's wedding in the L.A. area and am coming with my girlfriend. We decided to take a few extra days--she's never been to California and I've only ever kept my visits to family time, usually in the OC area.
We're renting a car, so we'll have transportation. Is late January a good time to go? Do you have any recommendations for gear rental (doubt I'll be able to climb, unfortunately)? I have gear at home in Michigan, but I'd like to travel light.
If you have alternative suggestions--they can be around L.A.--I'd love to hear them.
Looking for some suggestions for camp sites in the vicinity of Southern California for a camping trip this weekend.
Amenities-wise the basics would work fine - water, a fire pit, and level ground to pitch our tent. Anything above and beyond that is icing. The campsite must allow dogs (we plan on bringing our pug, Hoggle).
We really enjoy trail hiking and solitude and we most likely won't be doing any kind of water-related activities, although picturesque lakes and streams are a plus.
Past places we've enjoyed camping at:
-Coral Pink Sand Dunes - outside of Kanab, UT
-Tanner's Flat Campground - UT
-Fernwood Lodge - Big Sur, CA
-Joshua Tree State Park
-Malibu Creek State Park
This is going to be a weekend trip so the driving distance has to be manageable. So, please, no recommendations for Redwoods National Park or Zion or something like that.
I'm going to be in Nevada City, California for work next week, and I'm planning to add on an extra personal day or two to the trip. What town to stay in for the personal day to best enable fun activities, and what to do? [more inside]
Hiking, biking, camping in the Klamath Falls/Crater Lake, Southern Central Oregon area? [more inside]
Where in Northern or Central California is a good place to vacation in late April/Early May with swimming pools,
, hot springs, massage, day hikes and/or B&Bs with vacancies? [more inside]
Where can I go camping within a day's drive of L.A. this coming weekend? [more inside]
Camping recommendations in/near Lassen National Park? Also, hiking/fishing spots? [more inside]
Where are some good day-hike areas along the CA central coast? [more inside]
HikinginNorthernCaliforniaoverLaborDayWeekendFilter: Help me figure out the best place for a small group to go hiking and camping for two/three days, within a (half-)day's drive of Oakland/Berkeley. [more inside]
Am I crazy to spend only 1 day (2 nights) in the Yosemite Park area? We've got a limited budget, and Yosemite is just one stop in our road trip down the PCH. [more inside]
I love Bay Area Hiker (that's San Francisco Bay)
— do you know of any great hiking sites for other regions of California? [more inside]
I'm looking for things to do in Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks this Veteran's Day weekend. [more inside]
Due to a lucky alignment of stars, I have a 5 day vacation slot appear out of nowhere. I semi-randomly picked a destination: on Tuesday night I am flying out to Los Angeles, renting a car and driving into desert. What must I see/do? [more inside]