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Camping recommendations

Discussion in 'Travel' started by Ohbrian, Feb 5, 2012.

  1. Feb 5, 2012 at 9:40 AM
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    Ohbrian

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    This year I'd like to escape the retardation that plagues most of the camping in this general area and head to Nevada, South Oregon, or far North in California. Can anyone recommend some spots you've been to that aren't packed full of yahoos? Close to water is the only requirement, might want to do a little fishing.
     
  2. Feb 5, 2012 at 9:43 AM
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    should be plenty of help on here for you from CALI.. just dont know about today.. if not come back tomorrow and give it a bump
     
  3. Feb 5, 2012 at 9:45 AM
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    Yeah considering it's superbowl Sunday I probably shouldn't anticipate many responses hehehe.

     
  4. Feb 5, 2012 at 9:46 AM
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    its all good the weekdays and nights are bumping on here
     
  5. Feb 5, 2012 at 9:49 AM
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    I am now in Stockton, but went to Oregon State for my undergrad (Go Beavs!). I highly recommend any Oregon State Park. They offer top notch facilities at great prices. They have a lot of pride in the grounds and amenities. Most, if not all, sites have power and water. If you don't want to tent camp, you can always find a cabin or yurt, and most have showers and wash stations. If you are looking at southern Oregon, I recommend Harris Beach, just north of the Ca/Or border. That is where we would meet up with Cali friends during school because it was just about in the middle. The beach access is great, the facilities are awesome, town is close enough for beer runs, and trails and opportunities to explore are abundant. Check out this link (the blue trees on the map are the overnight campgrounds). Good luck.

    http://www.oregonstateparks.org/searchpark.php
     
  7. Feb 5, 2012 at 10:04 AM
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    MTgirl

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  8. Feb 5, 2012 at 12:04 PM
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  9. Feb 5, 2012 at 12:13 PM
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    If distance isn't that big of a deal, about a 9hour drive from you there in fremont is Clear Lake in Oregon (near Sisters/Bend)...went there a few years ago, small quiet place that only allows non-motorized boats on its lake...the lake was stocked (not sure of the schedule though).


    or there are some places up near mendocino that I doubt are as frequently used
     
  10. Feb 5, 2012 at 4:18 PM
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    Wrong direction... go south instead! Deserted beaches in Baja await Tacoma campers!

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  11. Feb 18, 2012 at 11:36 AM
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    You could not pay me enough to vacation in Mexico right now. There's too much drug/gang violence going on. I have been many times in the past since I live close to the border. Over the past few years its progressively gotten worse and worse. I had 1 friend who never made it back from Mexico :(
     
  12. Feb 18, 2012 at 5:24 PM
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    So, how do you shop or go to work... I mean, on the evening news where I live (San Diego County, CA) there are murders, robberies and more EVERY DAY!

    The point is, bad stuff happens everywhere there are lots of people. The key is avoiding those places... so, I go camping far away from cities! I mean who camps in a city, anyway!??

    As for Mexico crime, the great majority of it is between drug mafia and police. If you are not in the mafia or the police in Mexico, you are NOT a target. Can you say that about going to the store or work in your town... where you are much more likely to be the victim of a crime.

    Are you going to live your life in fear and let that dictate your every move? If I am going to die, I would rather do so enjoying my life doing what I want than to live in fear, locked up in my home.

    The way I travel and vacation in Baja since the 1960's has been pretty simple:
    1) Travel through the border cities in the daytime or stay on busy main boulevards, if it is night. Avoid nightime driving if possible.
    2) Camp far from the highway or off of roads that require 4WD to travel on. Otherwise stay in motels or campgrounds with others also doing the same.
    3) Don't brake the law/ have illegal 'anything' on you/ and respect the country.

    I feel safer and more 'at home' on the beach and 'outback' in Baja, than anywhere else.

    The choice is yours, naturally! I invite anyone interested or curious about off road trips in Baja California to see my web site http://vivabaja.com with links to many Baja travel sites, history, maps, my personal trip photos and other Baja enthusiast' photos.

    I am happy to help answer questions or plan a trip based on your interests. I have an 'index' to my trip photos grouped at many Baja locations (mostly the northern half), here: http://vivabaja.com/tours

    A look at a longer trip into Baja Sur we did to the Loreto area (see places we stayed, things we saw) in July, 2009 is here: http://vivabaja.com/709 and our July, 2007 trip with 200 off road miles down the remote Pacific coast ('Seven Sisters'): http://vivabaja.com/707

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    Oh man, I can't wait to go back!!!
     
  13. Feb 18, 2012 at 7:07 PM
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    See that's the nice thing about camping and vacationing in the U.S....I am provided the right to bear arms and protect myself. I no longer travel to a shit hole country that requires me to be unarmed prey to some shithead looking to rob me, butt rape me, and then slit my throat and leave me to die. I shop, work, and live my every day life with my buddy springfield armory. I fish with my buddy springfield armory, I camp with my buddy springfield armory, I backpack with my buddy springfield armory, I hike with my buddy springfield armory, I sleep with my buddy springfield armory next to me.

    So I choose to stay and vacation in this beautiful country.
     
  14. Feb 19, 2012 at 5:59 PM
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    How about Lassen National Park, Crater lake, Trinity lake. Yosemite is always beautiful in the winter time. but lots of yahoos.

    Brett
     
  15. Feb 19, 2012 at 7:16 PM
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    Well, I am glad to not have someone with your negative views (and even after viewing my photos can call it a "shit hole") go to Baja and give us a bad rep with the great people of Baja who (like here) are 99% not hurting killing others. You may be the one who creates the bad karma you believe exists...?

    America has many great places and I have enjoyed many of them... they are just not the same as one finds in Baja. Naturally, Baja isn't the kind of place for just anybody to enjoy, either... you are proof of that.

    Unless you have been the victim of something bad, best not to spread rumors... but that is just my opinion.
     
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