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Discussion in 'Post your club forums here' started by Lainey, Jul 30, 2020.
Looking for Pop-up peeps in Bakersfield (South Valley) California
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.
Well Howdy Grandpa Don!
That's quite a drive over the mountain to get here. Where do you like the camp?
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?
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!
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"
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.
Here are the Youtube videos of my trip.
and this one:
What a great trip! Nice setup
I just thought I'd mention that the area we camped in that is shown in the video above is now directly in the path of the Creek Fire in California. It is now only about 7 miles away. If they don't get that fire under control quickly, we'll have no place to go camping next season. The whole area is closed off right now.
Hey Don... I’m following it. So many places are just gone. All we can do is hope for rain, no wind and stamina for these Firefighters. ❤️ Just terrible!
They are letting people go back home but asking them to be prepared to leave again. (Madera County, Bass Lake)
You've got a lot of options near you. Troy Meadows, Kennedy Meadows, Bishop/Mammoth.