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Best Tent Camping: Northern California: Your Car-Camping Guide to Scenic Beauty, the Sounds of Nature, and an Escape from Civilization (Paperback)
Perfect Camping for You in Northern California
The Golden State provides a spectacular backdrop for some of the most scenic campgrounds in the country. But do you know which campgrounds offer the most privacy? Which are the best for first-time campers? Wendy Speicher has traversed the entire region, from coastal Santa Cruz to rugged Yosemite to the forested Oregon border, and compiled the most up-to-date research to steer you to the perfect spot
Best Tent Camping: Northern California presents 50 private, state park, and state and national forest campgrounds, organized into five distinct regions. Selections are based on location, topography, size, and overall appeal, and every site is rated for beauty, privacy, spaciousness, safety and security, and cleanliness--so you'll always know what to expect. The new full-color edition of this proven guidebook provides everything you need to know, with detailed maps of each campground and key information such as fees, restrictions, dates of operation, and facilities, as well as driving directions and GPS coordinates.
Whether you seek a quiet campground near a fish-filled stream or a family campground with all the amenities, grab Best Tent Camping: Northern California. It's an escape for all who wish to find those special locales that recharge the mind, body, and spirit. This guide is a keeper.
About the Author
Wendy Speicher's love affair with the outdoors started in childhood, as she was growing up on her parents' 10-acre farm in rural Northern Michigan. Memories of nights spent in the popup camper in the state's sandy campgrounds and of campfire-cooked dinners of baked potatoes, corn on the cob, and sirloin steaks are still some of her fondest. Wanderlust runs deep in the family gene pool, and it drew Wendy to Northern California's Yosemite Valley on a summer break between college semesters. After that, there was no turning back. Wendy studied journalism at beautiful Humboldt State University and cut her teeth in the business covering sports, recreation, food, and entertainment at a variety of newspapers, magazines, and websites in the Lake Tahoe-Truckee and Sacramento areas. Her first book, Day & Section Hikes: Pacific Crest Trail: Northern California, was published by Wilderness Press in 2010. As a young mother, Wendy has temporarily retired her long-distance hiking shoes in favor of the car-camping experience, which allows her the convenience of introducing her son, Archer, to outdoor living without the burden of a fully loaded pack. Spending time outside with Archer and her husband, Greg, is the joy of her life. As a true jack-of-all-trades, when she isn't writing, Wendy is a professional massage therapist and yoga and fitness instructor and enjoys helping people attain new levels of health and well-being. Learn more at wendyspeicher.com