If you've been reading this blog for a while now, you know that I grew up camping. I've always loved camping, hiking, and spending time outdoors. And now, it's one of Andrew and my favorite things to do together.
At some point earlier this year, we decided we should try to go camping once a month for the remainder of the year. After looking over our calendar, we quickly realized with all the weddings and events we already have scheduled, that wasn't very realistic. But we still wanted to attempt to go at least 8 to 10 times in 2014.
We've already gone on one trip this year, last month when we spent the holiday weekend camping on the central coast. We had a great trip, and it made us really look forward to planning more trips throughout the year.
Over the past couple years, we've started accumulating our own camping gear thanks to hand-me-downs from my parents, gifts and a nice discount I get from a local sporting goods store through my office. However, it seems like with every trip, our wish list gets longer and longer!
We've starting mapping out our camping plans for the rest of the year, and it's looking pretty good. But I thought I'd see if any of you have favorite camping spots you recommend. Or are we the only ones out there who love to camp?
So far our list looks like this...
February: Cerro Alto, Central Coast
March: Dillon Beach
July: Tuolumne Meadows, Yosemite
September: Samuel P. Taylor, Marin County
October: Santa Cruz
November: TBD (weather permitting)
December: TBD (weather permitting)
We also entered the lottery to hike Mt. Whitney. It would be a 3-day backpacking trip up Whitney Portal. We're hoping we get at least one of the spots we put in for, we find out next week! So hopefully that will make up for one of the months we don't have a trip planned yet. We put in for a variety of dates and number of people in our group, so I'm sure we'll get at least one. Hopefully we can find some friends to go with us, too!
So, do you think we're crazy?! Any camping recommendations, or locations we should visit?
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