chads camping list
updated 6/8/2005

- Austin creek 
  big redwoods, 3-4 mile hike to camp near a creek
  1.5-2 hours from SF near Guerneville,  (707) 869-2015 
  http://parks.ca.gov/DISTRICTS/russian/acsra245.htm

- Alamere Falls/Wildcat camp (Pt Reyes)
  beautiful 50-foot falls onto beach, easy hiking
  wildcat camp, reserve (415)663-8054 9am-2pm M-F
  1-2 hours from SF (415) 663-1092 
  http://www.ai.sri.com/~luong/raps/ea-a523.jpeg
  http://www.nps.gov/pore/recreation/camping/camp2.htm

- Feather Falls
  60-foot waterfalls, 9 miles 4 hours roundtrip from trailhead,
  usually dayhike, but 5 camp spots near trailhead
  3-3.5 hours from SF near Oroville (chico), (530) 534-6500
  http://www.gorp.com/gorp/resource/us_trail/feathfal.htm 

- Andrew Molera (Pfeiffer Big Sur)
  beaches, mtns, redwoods, camping near car
  20 miles south of carmel, 2 hours from san jose (831) 667-2315
  http://parks.ca.gov/DISTRICTS/monterey/amsp.htm
  http://www.bayinsider.com/recreation/camping/andrew.html
  
- Memorial Park (Los Padres NF, near Big Sur)
  swimming, hiking
  (831) 385-5434

- Lower Nye (Snow Mtn Wilderness)
  (707) 275-2361

- Thousand Lakes
  cascade mtn range, 8,677 foot crater peak, hiking, swimming, beauty
  55miles east of redding, 5+ hours from SF
  http://www2.gorp.com/gorpApps/trails/trails_template.asp?trailid=1614
  p 61, "California's Wilderness Areas"

- Seville Lake (8408') base camp, 
  Plus a day hike to Lost Lake and Ranger Lake (9184'), hike went as high as 9550'
  Kings Canyon National Park (1 hour east of Fresno, California, 4 hours from SF)
  Trailhead - (7,800' ?) Rowell Meadow Trailhead near Horse Coral
  visited: August 26-29 (thurs-sun) 2004 (me, d, juan).  warm enuf for swim!

- Mt. Carmel
  Hike from the coast near big sur to top of Mt. Carmel, elev 4,417 ft
  9.8 mile roundtrip + 2,767 ft vertical, trailhead is at Botchers Gap
  30min south of carmel.

- Pinnacles Nat'l Monument
  Hot, south of san jose, good for winter time


Winter day hikes:

- Russian Ridge (south bay)
  skyline_loop1.gif, russian_loop1.gif, skyline_map.pdf
  Directions:
  From Highway 280 in Santa Clara County, exit Page Mill Road. 
  Drive west to the junction with Skyline Boulevard (Highway 35). 
  Turn left and drive south on skyline blvd. about 1 mile, to the preserve entrance on the right side of the road [entrance is easy to miss]. 
  Park at the north lot (to the right).