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]
posted by drjimmy11
on Sep 16, 2014 -
I'd like to find a small cabin rental in Northern California that is, ideally, somewhat isolated, affordable, and has electricity. Bonus points for near Oakland or Monterey. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by latkes
on Aug 20, 2014 -
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]
posted by atlantica
on Oct 1, 2013 -
I'd like to go somewhere in northern California where I can camp--either tent camping or cabin-type camping--on or very near a lake that I can also swim in. Any suggestions? Pretty much anywhere from the central valley to the CA/OR border is fair game. I'd also be OK with less-rustic accommodations on or very near a swim-in-able lake.
posted by rhiannonstone
on Sep 7, 2013 -
What are the best first come, first served camping sites within a five hour drive of Los Angeles? Sites preferably for car camping, but a mile or two of hike is also fine. Keeping in mind that this would be for this coming Labor Day weekend, i.e. tomorrow. [more inside]
posted by kensington314
on Aug 29, 2013 -
You are driving through the PNW. Suddenly, you become [tired/inspired by the scenery]. You wish to find a place to camp in your vicinity.
>LOOK MAGIC CAMPING MAP [more inside]
posted by Acari
on Jun 28, 2013 -
Please help us arrange some details for our California road trip! Questions about places to camp near Santa Barbara, Monterey, Sonoma, the Redwoods, and more. [more inside]
posted by you're a kitty!
on May 13, 2013 -
Five of us from San Francisco and Los Angeles like to meet in the middle along the coast once a year and car-camp for a long weekend. The past few years we've had a blast at Limekiln State Park
campground, but it's under new management now and they won't allow us to reserve a specific ('our') campsite. In case we can't get one of the spots we want there, we'd like some backups to make reservations with somewhere between the southern end of Monterey Bay and San Luis Obispo—any suggestions? Hang on, let me tell you what we liked about Limekiln. [more inside]
posted by carsonb
on Jan 24, 2013 -
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]
posted by DakotaPaul
on May 29, 2012 -
I'd like to go camping for 2-3 days after New Year's on the Northern California coast (just south and/or north of the Bay Area) and would love your recommendations for sites. [more inside]
posted by foxy_hedgehog
on Dec 21, 2010 -
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.
posted by AsRuinsAreToRome
on Oct 26, 2010 -
Where, within a two-hour drive of Torrance, California, can I camp for one or two nights? [more inside]
posted by mnemonic
on Sep 12, 2010 -
Car camping on the California coast with sciatica? Help us find things to do that won't exacerbate the pain. [more inside]
posted by palacewalls
on Jul 6, 2010 -
Looking for beautiful places to go camping within 400 miles of Los Angeles for a couple days in August. I don't want to go to a "camp site" though. Stunning views of Rivers, Lakes, mountains or the ocean are a plus. [more inside]
posted by Charlie Lesoine
on Jul 29, 2009 -
I am planning a trip to California late July with a friend and I wouldn't mind renting transportation to get around. Would it be feasible / possible to rent some kind of hippie van and sleep in it along the coast?
posted by baking soda
on Jul 1, 2009 -
Hiking, biking, camping in the Klamath Falls/Crater Lake, Southern Central Oregon area? [more inside]
posted by telstar
on Jun 18, 2009 -
Is there a good place to go backpacking in January in Northern California that doesn't involve a lot of snow? [more inside]
posted by fdhidalgo
on Dec 25, 2006 -
I'm looking for a charming campsite on the Pacific Coast Between San Luis Obispo and San Francisco. [more inside]
posted by bryanzera
on Aug 31, 2006 -
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]
posted by kittyprecious
on Aug 27, 2006 -
I'm looking for things to do in Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks this Veteran's Day weekend. [more inside]
posted by DakotaPaul
on Nov 8, 2005 -
I live in San Jose, CA and I recently got a new (used) SV650S motorcycle. I am looking for tips with regard to doing some touring and/or camping using the bike.
Also, if you have any tips on how to have a more pleasant time getting to Yosemite and the rest of the Sierra than riding through the flotilla of bugs that is the central valley, I'm all ears.
posted by gkostolny
on May 13, 2004 -