California is home to such incredible diversity that it’s difficult to even know where to begin. But if you’re loing to explore the Golden State while getting your fill outdoor adventuring, camping is the way to go. And, fortunately, there’s no shortage of amazing campsites in California. Many of them are even located within the very state and national parks you’re already planning to visit. It doesn’t get convenient than that, does it?
Whether you’re traveling for several weeks, or even just a weekend, there’s one thing you don’t want to do: over-pack. Use these proven tips to travel light (and cheaply) during your next trip.
Nothing compares to a hike, especially in a mountainous region. There are adventures to be had along the way, and the promise of a gorgeous summit view as a reward. Food tastes better here, and it never feels like a workout at the gym. However, if you consider yourself a newbie and have no idea how your super outdoorsy friends became such experts, remember that when it comes to hiking the safety rules are pretty basic. Once you get those down, you can start expanding into challenging areas (like snowshoeing in the mountains or overnight camping).