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The Complete Guide to Tent and RV Camping

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NorCalCamping-web6th Edition
By: Tom Stienstra
Series: Moon Outdoors
ISBN-13: 978-1631215825
Pages: 710
Published: July 2017

Tom Stienstra, the nation’s top-selling outdoors writer, invites you to spend the night under the stars with the latest edition of Moon Northern California Camping. Extremely comprehensive and packed with useful information, Moon Northern California Camping covers over 1,500 camping options throughout the state, from sites nestled among towering redwoods to remote backcountry destination in the High Sierra to quaint spots in Mendocino & Wine Country. Detailed descriptions, directions, contact information, and Tom’s signature “scenic rating” are provided for each site. Also included are lists of the best campgrounds, such as “Best for Hikes with Views” and “Best Family Destinations,” as well as sixty pages of helpful camping tips. With Tom Stienstra as their guide, seasoned outdoors enthusiasts and camping novices alike can experience the best of the great outdoors in Northern California.

The best time to go is now!
As you might figure, this is not a hobby for me, as it is for some part-time writers who publish books. Between my job as outdoors columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle and putting together guidebooks, this is my full-time job – and has been for 25 years. I spend 150 days a year in the field, traveling an average of 30,000 to 40,000 miles per year; it works because I often fly to cut time, and don’t commute to a job or watch TV to cut wasted time. That has given me year’s-worth of extra time in the outdoors. In the process, I see first-hand how seriously people take their fun, what they need to know to make their trip work, as well as their underlying fears that they might get stuck for the night without a spot. Sound familiar?

My advice to solve that is to never go anywhere without this book sitting on your front seat!

The outdoors is good for the soul, especially when shared with the people you care most for. There’s no better time than right now to enjoy the outdoors. See you out there!

–Tom Stienstra

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