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No Reservation Campgrounds

If you are car camping across the Southwest, here are some recommendations and recollections of great forest service campgrounds where we have stayed. You can usually drive right in and find a spot, and be surrounded by the beauty of the area. California: During a recent road trip to California, we were pleasantly surprised by […]

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Great Campgrounds On The Way to Great Places

The TrailDirt crew just returned from a foray into Arizona, Nevada, and Northern California (again), and we have some information to share with our readers about campgrounds we stayed in that were “on the way” to some great places. What is meant by “on the way,” you ask? Well, it’s a spot where the day’s […]

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SLIDESHOW The Ghost Town of Bodie

Bodie State Historic Park is in northern California, just north of Mono Lake and Lee Vining, California, 13 miles off of Highway 395. Bodie is an old mining town that is now a ghost town–and, a protected state park. Despite two devastating fires, and a remote location that would be ideal for vandals and artifact […]

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Point Reyes National Seashore is Beautiful

“Wilderness is not a luxury, but a necessity of the human spirit.” — Edward Abbey Enjoy this lovely slice-of-wildlife video production shot entirely at Point Reyes National Seashore in California. The video ends after three minutes and 39 seconds of sublime natural beauty, making you wish you had planned a trip to Northern California sooner […]

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Winter Camping in California

When the winter blues set in and you are stuck inside, sometimes you have to dream and plan for an escape into nature that isn’t snowy or cold. If you live in Arizona, Nevada, or California, you have outdoor options in the winter months. If you don’t live in those states, and you’d like to […]

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