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Camping in Joshua Tree National Park

We didn’t have any plans for Memorial Day weekend, so when our friends texted that they had some extra space at their campsite in Joshua Tree we packed ourselves up within the hour and hit the road. Phil loves camping, I’m a little less…

May 30, 2016
SoCal Local

5 Easy Backpacking Overnighters in LA

One of LA’s best surprises is the mountains – the city is surrounded by peaks and ridges with hundreds of miles of hiking trails and free campsites. These easy-access hikes are “somewhat wild”, thanks to a long history of miners, builders and 1930s projects,…

May 24, 2016
SoCal Local

Best Drive-Up Camping Near LA

In spite of its population of almost 20 million people, Los Angeles offers some great camping within a short drive. As a scoutmaster in the area, I’ve camped dozens of nights within 50 miles of downtown and I’m proud to declare Los Angeles as…

April 22, 2016