Northern California Camping, The Complete Guide
720 pages, Avalon Travel Publishing 2009
Tom Stienstra, the nation's top-selling outdoors writer, invites you to spend the night under the stars with the latest edition of Moon Northern California Camping. Extremely comprehensive and packed with useful information, Moon Northern California Camping covers more than 1,500 camping options throughout the state, from sites nestled among towering redwoods to remote backcountry destination in the High Sierra to quaint spots in Mendocino and Wine Country. Detailed descriptions, directions, contact information, and Tom's signature "scenic rating" are provided for each site. Also included are lists of the best campgrounds, such as Best for Hikes with Views and Best Family Destinations, as well as sixty pages of helpful camping tips. With Tom Stienstra as their guide, seasoned outdoors enthusiasts and camping novices alike can experience the best of the great outdoors in Northern California.
Avid outdoorsman and experienced travel writer Tom Stienstra knows the best places for camping in Northern California, from quaint spots in Mendocino and Wine Country to the colossal campgrounds of Yosemite and Mammoth. Moon Northern California Camping guides seasoned campers and first timers to the best campsites, hiking trails, and fishing spots throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, Tahoe, Monterey, San Joaquin Valley and more. In this guidebook, Stienstra includes unique lists of "Bests" like "Best Scenic Destinations," "Best Family Desintations," and "Best Boat-in Campgrounds." Complete with easy-to-use regional maps, descriptive keynotes for every geographical region, and facility and fee information, Moon Northern California Camping provides campers with first-rate expert advice and all the necessary tools to head outdoors.
The best time to go is now!
As you might figure, this is not a hobby for me, as it is for some
part-time writers who publish books. Between my job as outdoors
columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle and putting together
guidebooks, this is my full-time job - and has been for 25 years. I
spend 150 days a year in the field, traveling an average of 30,000 to
40,000 miles per year; it works because I often fly to cut time, and
don't commute to a job or watch TV to cut wasted time. That has given me
year's-worth of extra time in the outdoors. In the process, I see
first-hand how seriously people take their fun, what they need to know
to make their trip work, as well as their underlying fears that they
might get stuck for the night without a spot. Sound familiar?
My advice to solve that is to never go anywhere without this book sitting on your front seat!
The outdoors is good for the soul, especially when shared with the
people you care most for. There's no better time than right now to enjoy
the outdoors. See you out there!