Bakersfield Pop-ups? Roll call!

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  1. Lainey

    Lainey Member

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    Looking for Pop-up peeps in Bakersfield (South Valley) California
     
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    I just saw your post. I go to Bakersfield all the time for work and Doctor's appointment. I'm out here just north of Mojave with my Viking.
     
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    Well Howdy Grandpa Don!
    That's quite a drive over the mountain to get here. Where do you like the camp?
     
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    I don't get to Bakersfield as much as I use to. Only about twice per month now that I am semi-retired. As for camping, I've been up to Lake Isabella a few times. I also go up north to the Aberdeen area near Independence. I also go with my sons out of the Merced area. How about you?
     
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    Well, for a quick get away, Buena Vista Lake. It's 15-20 minutes away. My favorite is Lake Kaweah near Three Rivers Sequoia National Park. When it has water. Northern California... Black Butte Lake, Ft Bragg, Mendocino & Mt Shasta area near Redding.

    I prefer cooler weather. Camping in the Valley during the summer doesn't really work out for us! It's just too dang hot!
     
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    I know what you mean by the hot weather. I have to camp in places where there are no other people, boondocking or at the far end of a campground, because when it gets hot I have run my big generator. I'll be 75 this year. I need more comfort now. Other folks don't like to hear generators running. But I don't like the heat. My last trip was with my two sons. I have three but one is not a camper. We went up above Bass Lake out of Oakhurst for 7 days. That was in March, and it snowed on us for the first two days. I loved it. The heater worked great. I am not a hiker, or a fisherman. When I camp it is just to get away for a while. I just like the peace and quiet of the mountains or even the open desert. Most of the time I just sit around working on my computer or taking a nap. I have a lot of videos on YouTube. My channel is called "Boonie Buster"
     
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    That sounds wonderful :) when we head up towards Oakhurst we usually end up at the casino. We have a few friends living up there, we should go up more often to visit.

    Snow :) it's been so long since Ive camped in the snow. Early 80's in the Sierra Nevada's above Chico with my family. It snowed every night on this one trip. I learned how to channel the water away from the tent. When I say tent... It was a 1958 Sear & Roebucks 15x15 cabin tent with a stove and chimney. Spacious, warm and comfortable.

    Where ever we camped, the campsite was always called "Deer Camp" like it was a code name. My Father was Army Korean War Vet and an Eagle Scout/Scout Master. I learned so much from him.

    How did you handle the snow? Do you tarp the trailer? Extra insulation? Curious.
     
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    Here are the Youtube videos of my trip.



    and this one:
     
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    What a great trip! Nice setup
     

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