Most meteor showers
occur in the later part of the year, so winter camping is a great
way to experience the full show & not miss any of these special
night time shows.
We are not talking about igloos, cross country skiing &
here. This is just the basics on how top tolerate chilly temps
in the milder climates for California's dry destinations. Make
sure to check the closest town forecast online.
Great desert locations & destinations:
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Camping isn't only a summer time thing. In California, it
can be enjoyed all year long, if you have the right gear to enjoy
yourself. The deserts alone
are prime destinations for your wintertime fun. Star
gazing is great with crystal clear skies & Back
Road exploration is a great way to break in that SUV.
Weather is pretty much 'mild' here in California &
do have it pretty good. So get out & start enjoying the seasons.
Bring enough clothing for a variety of temperatures. You may
go from shorts to winter jacket all in 10 hours.
A good zero degree sleeping bag is well worth the cash you will spend on it and it will make those chilly Sierra nights bearable even in the early season. Where fold-up cots will circulate the cold air underneath you, Inflatable air mattresses are a god send!
Don't throw out that old sleeping bag. Make
is useful! Try placing a blanket under your air mattress &
another on top for cushion & warmth...and to protect you
from the cold ground temperatures that can creep up.
Borrego State Park allows you to camp
along nearly any dirt back road, but requires that you use a
metal fire ring to protect the soils & sandy washes from
unsightly black ashes & coals.
A metal bucket like this can be found at your
local Home Depot. Old washing machine tubs work well too.
all over California can sell you a way better deal than those
grocery store bundles.
Make sure to bring more firewood than you think you may need. It's better to have more than enough than to be wishing you had more.
Tent Heaters are
the latest great idea to keep you super toasty even inside your