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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.


State of grace: Golden State superlatives

by admin May 18, 2013

Best epic backpacking trip: John Muir Trail Best mountain climb: Mount Shasta Best deal: $15 bay boat tours at Fisherman’s Wharf Most dramatic easy hike with view: Pohono Trail, Yosemite National Park Most difficult-to-reach wilderness lake: Little South Fork Lake, Trinity Alps Wilderness Epic kayak run: Clavey Falls,  Tuolumne River Best mountain swimming hole: Dorris Lake out of Mono Hot Springs Most […]

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Bay Area’s Top 10 Trail Camps

by admin May 1, 2013

The Bay Area has 137 trail camps and they provide some of the region’s last refuges of peace. In addition, 52 sites at seven great trail camps in the Santa Cruz Mountains will open May 1. Here are the top 10: 1. Sunset hike-in, Big Basin Redwoods 2. Tomales Bay boat-in, Point Reyes National Seashore […]

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Top 10: Best Outdoor deals in Bay Area and beyond

by admin April 22, 2013

1. Free: Trailhead access to 40 million acres of land operated by the U.S. Forest Service in California, Oregon and Washington 2. Free: Hand-launching kayaks, canoes and inflatables at 190 small lakes without boat ramps that you can reach by car in national forests in California 3. Free: Wilderness permit for camping on multiday trips in wilderness in national forests 4. Free: Parking and […]

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The Sweet Redemption — my new novel

by admin March 14, 2013

  My new book and first mystery novel: The Sweet Redemption, An Inspector Korg Mystery . . . Music, Money, Mystery and Murder! Good yarn, faced paced, great ending. I had an idea for a perfect murder so I met with a prosecutor and four homicide detectives and detailed it. Heh, heh. I then expected them […]

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Clearing the air

by admin December 16, 2012

On the eve of the release of my new novel, “The Sweet Redemption – An Inspector Korg Mystery,” my lawyer has advised me it’s OK to clear the air about a story from a few years ago where a reporter insinuated I was linked to marijuana. I had no involvement. There were no charges. There wasn’t […]

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Boat shuttle to paradise

by admin August 30, 2012

From Lake of the Woods, you can scan across sapphire waters and beyond up stark, granite slopes to spike-tipped 9,983-foot Pyramid Peak. It’s only a 2.5-mile walk to reach this spot and a few lakeside campsites (empty on our visit) from the boat-shuttle trailhead at Echo Lake. From the same trailhead, it’s only a 3.9-mile walk […]

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