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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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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.


Epic one-day adventure: Tahoe’s 8,878-foot Twin Peaks

by admin June 26, 2012

Why do people climb mountain peaks? Maybe this adventure of my trip up 8,878-foot Twin Peaks west of Lake Tahoe (near Homewood) will help explain it. The trip is 12 miles, including a trek over rock blocks for the final summit ascent. The trailhead is at 7,650 feet at Barker Pass, where you hike the […]

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Tom Stienstra 30-minute interview Sunday on CBS In-Depth

by admin June 15, 2012

In a special half-hour interview Sunday: Tom Stienstra will appear at 8:30 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. on KCBS-In Depth, 740 AM-San Francisco and 106.9 FM. Happy Father’s Day!  “Young Tom” Feel great in the next 24 hours: Hike. Bike. Camp. Fish. Boat. Wildlife watch. For the new edition of California Camping, go to

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How to help you — and every dog — have more days

by admin June 11, 2012

From Sunday, June 10, 2012, San Francisco Chronicle What sets you free? Health professionals at Kaiser believe you should identify the activity that “sets you free,” and then take part in it as much as possible. Do that and doctors think you will be far happier and healthier, and will need doctors and medical care a […]

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Hundreds of lakes ready for camping, fishing, hiking, biking

by admin June 7, 2012

The conditions at Bowman Lakes Rec Area right now is testimony to what is happening this year across the Sierra Nevada, Cascades and Shasta-Siskiyou range: An early spring, with summer now imminent. This region is nestled on the west slopes of Tahoe National Forest, a short hop from I-80 and Highway 20, generally north of […]

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Top 10 trail camps (out of 137) in greater Bay Area

by admin June 4, 2012

The top walk-in, hike-in, bike-in or boat-in campgrounds in the greater San Francisco Bay Area: 1. Sunset, Big Basin Redwoods: 6-mile hike to campsites located deep in Santa Cruz Mountains, yet short range below to Berry Creek Canyon and its waterfalls. (831) 338-8861, 2. Sky, Point Reyes National Seashore: Sites perched on ridge for […]

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Sierra conditions now!

by admin May 18, 2012

SIERRA CONDITIONS NOW Because of the low snowpack, this will be a great year to cross the Sierra. Your trip should start by reading the sensational new eBook, Sierra Crossing. Get yours at Spring and early-summer conditions have arrived from Yosemite Valley up to 13,053-foot Mount Dana above Tioga Pass. Last week’s temperature tantrum unleashed […]

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