I needed to do some follow up work for my Ranchland story, and decided to bring my family along for the week. It was my kids first "car camping" trip. I've always hated car camping. The idea of predetermined spots, that are void of life, and dealing with neighbors' music and well, just having neighbors... does anyone else see this as weird? Let's drive to 'nature' so we can be in it, and then bring all the comforts of home and be around a bunch of random people?
It's never been big for me or the way I grew up. Backpacking and mountaineering is the way to go; but tough to do with a 4 1/2 and 1 1/2 year old.
But this was different.
3 locked cattle gates later on private land, we had a giant (secret location) region of the Sierras to ourselves – river included, people not.
Pretty epic spot for the kids' first little camping trip.