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The Complete Guide to More Than 1,400 Tent and RV Campgrounds

20th Edition: The Complete Guide to camping. Never Get Stuck!

Over 1,500 camping options in northern California.

More than 1,000 campgrounds in Northern California. Now available for this summer.

More Than 2,300 RV Parks and Campgrounds in Washington, Oregon, and California.

More Than 2,300 campgrounds for RVs in Washington, Oregon and California

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Read a Profile of Tom Stienstra by Peter Gauvin for Adventure Sports Journal


My first mystery novel: The Sweet Redemption, An Inspector Korg Mystery . . . Music, Money, Mystery and Murder!

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“The Sweet Redemption is probably the best mystery I’ve read in a while . . . a fast-paced, good narrative, with a solid, non-transparent plot that keeps the pages turning. Stienstra has a very good grasp on the music business and how it works, and all of the characters in this story are believable. Long enough to be satisfyingly complete, and short enough for a good weekend read, “Sweet Redemption” is an all around winner.” K. Abel, National Book Diva, Kansas

I read books all the time, hundreds every year. This is the one with the ending I’ll never forget. One of the few books that comes along every now and then that leaves an imprint when you finish. Pretty special.” — –Shelly Lewis, reviewer

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Tom Stienstra Outdoors:

What sets you free?  Hike. Bike. Camp. Fish. Boat. Wildlife watch. Explore.

All the answers are in my books below.

$5.99 eBook — Sierra Crossing “$5.99? How can you go wrong?” Bob Simms, KFBK-1530/Sacramento

The epic trek you can do in a week – E-book, all formats. Special version for the iPad.

California Camping. The complete guide to more than 1400 campgrounds.

1,000 hikes from every region of CA, the only complete hiking guide BRAND NEW

The Complete Guide to Fishing on Lakes, Streams, Rivers, and the Coast

Pacific Northwest Camping

Yosemite and Mammoth Lakes Camping and Hiking

Tahoe Camping and Hiking

Shasta and Lassen Camping and Hiking

Sequoia and Kings Canyon Camping and Hiking

California Deserts Camping and Hiking

Northern California Camping

Also: West Coast RV, Washington Camping, Oregon Camping, Olympic Peninsula Camping & Hiking, Oregon Coast Camping & Hiking, Oregon’s Columbia River Gorge Camping & Hiking, Oregon’s Southern Cascades Camping & Hiking, Oregon’s Columbia River Gorge Camping & Hiking, Washington’s Northern Cascades Camping & Hiking. Others available.


7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11 — Electrifying Wildlife Encounters & Boles Fire Acts of Heroism

by admin December 2, 2014

The Weed Library burned to the ground in the Boles Fire and Tom Stienstra and Rotary Clubs from Redding to Medford have proposed to rebuild and make it better than ever. In a free show to raise money to rebuild the Weed Library, Stienstra, a Rotary member and three-time national outdoor writer of the year, […]

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Video: We climb 10,000-foot Mitchell Peak

by admin November 25, 2013

One of the best lookouts for a day hike in America

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TS awarded national “Best of the Best” from OWAA

by admin November 11, 2013

LAKE PLACID, NY – San Francisco Chronicle outdoors writer Tom Stienstra was awarded “Best of the Best” and the President’s Award as National Outdoor Writer of the Year, newspaper division, from the Outdoors Writers Association of America, the organization announced last week. The winning story was “Paralyzed athlete Grant Korgan achieves polar goal,” which appeared […]

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Best of cabins and cottages by activities

by admin June 10, 2013

The best of cabins and cottages by activities: Hiking/redwoods: Big Basin Tent Cabins Family recreation: Costanoa Backpacking: High Sierra Camps Mountain biking: Yuba River Inn Fishing: Convict Lake Resort Boating/water sports: Sugarloaf Cottages Resort Coast/beach: White Rock Resort Lake Tahoe: Zephyr Cove Resort Hiking/high Sierra: Tioga Pass Resort Hot springs, swimming: Mono Hot Springs Ultimate luxury: Post Ranch Inn Never get stuck again for a camp: […]

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Tom Stienstra wins 1st in nation for adventure writing

by admin June 10, 2013

Courtesy San Francisco Chronicle, June 9, 2013 MISSOULA, MT — The Chronicle’s Tom Stienstra won first and second places in the nation for best outdoor adventure writing in the annual awards announced last week by the Outdoor Writers Association of America. The winning entry was “Paralyzed athlete Grant Korgan achieves polar goal,” which appeared on […]

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Favorite lakes

by admin May 31, 2013

Some of my favorite lakes Lakes with boat ramps: California has 195 recreation lakes with boat ramps. Most are set in the foothills of the San Joaquin and Sacramento Valleys, as well as in the Sierra Nevada, Cascade and Shasta-Siskiyou ranges. Virtually all have campgrounds, fishing and nearby hiking or biking Here are the prettiest: 1. Lake […]

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