Monday, July 6, 2015

4th of July Teardrop Trailer and Kayak Trip

Our area tends to be a little crazy during 4th of July, but surprisingly, we were able to snag a campsite at an area we have not explored very much: the Lakes Basin of Sierra County in California. It's only about two hours from our house, but full of US Forest Service campgrounds, lakes for kayaking, hiking trails and some really tall pine trees.


We spent a few days with our Stargazers friends hiking, kayaking and hanging around the fire. Even with the California drought, we did get a few bouts of heavy rain from some passing rainstorms. The Sunflower is very waterproof, so our bed stayed nice and dry.






This area has a few towns that cater to Pacific Crest Trail backpackers, so it was fun to see their mail stops, a "Free Stuff Pile" at a local store, and hike on parts of the PCT ourselves.





6 comments:

  1. You are so lucky to live where you do, The scenery is awesome. Down here in NE Florida all I have is flat ground, the ocean, the intracoastal waterway and swamps with really big mosquitoes!

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    1. Thank you. Yes, we really love this area and the various landscapes and terrain. We have friends and relatives in Florida and we are jealous of your lovely springs. However, I would really miss the mountains. I do want to go camping in the Keys in the future.

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  2. The last photo with the sunlight is amazing. Thanks

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    1. Thank you! The trees in the campground were some of the tallest I've seen in this area. You can also tell that the campground was a little uneven.

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  3. Love the area above Downieville. One of the best kept destination secrets!

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