Joshua Tree National Park

Location: Joshua Tree National Park, California Campground: Indian Cove, at the end of Indian Cove Road off of Hwy 62 Campground ammenities: Pit toilets, water available at Indian Cove Ranger station 2 miles from campground Campsite: # 73 Reservations: recreation.gov, 6 months in advance (Oct-May). No reservations during summer months (first come, first serve) Campsite … More Joshua Tree National Park

Death Valley (and Star Wars) in December, part 4

Day 4: Exploring the area south of Furnace Creek Location: Death Valley National Park Points of Interest: Artist’s Drive, Golden Canyon, Badwater Basin, Zabriskie Point Hike: Golden Canyon (1 mile, one-way, up to Red Cathedral Junction, start at Golden Canyon parking area) Lodging: Furnace Creek Inn Trip Date: December 2015 Final part of the Death … More Death Valley (and Star Wars) in December, part 4

Death Valley in December (Christmas Eve), part 3

Day 3: Mesquite Springs campground to Furnace Creek Inn Location: Death Valley National Park Points of Interest: Mesquite Springs campground, Mesquite Sand Dunes Campground: Mesquite Springs Campground, $12/night, first come first serve Hike: Mesquite Sand Dunes to highest dune (about 1 mile, one way) Lodging: Furnace Creek Inn Trip Date: December 2015 When I told … More Death Valley in December (Christmas Eve), part 3

Death Valley in December, part 2

Day 2: Furnace Creek to Mesquite Springs Campground (north of Furnace Creek) Location: Death Valley National Park Points of Interest: Harmony Borax Works Museum, Salt Creek, Ubehebe Crater Campground: Mesquite Springs Campground Hike: Salt Creek boardwalk (0.8 mile loop trail on boardwalk) Trip Date: December 2015 After putting a cap on how many pictures of this roadrunner … More Death Valley in December, part 2

Salt Point State Park

Location: Salt Rock State Park, California (off of Hwy 1, about 90 miles north of San Francisco) Campground: Lower Woodside campground, $35/night (first come first serve during non peak season, reserveamerica.com up to 7 months in advance during peak season May-Sept) Hike: Prairie loop trail (4 miles) Trip Date: November 2015 We love to travel right before … More Salt Point State Park

Wright’s Beach

Location: Wright’s Beach campground, Sonoma Coast state park (off of Hwy 1, Sonoma Coast), $45/night for premium sites (reserveamerica.com up to 7 months in advance, new dates are released in blocks 1 month at a time) Trip Date: October 2015 How do you plan for your first overnight adventure in a campervan that you’ve been waiting for … More Wright’s Beach