Campground Guide: Platte River Campground in Pike National Forest

I’ve had this idea in my head for a while about camping on the river. I was envisioning a very zen experience with riverfront camping – waking up and opening up the tent to be right on the water. The fact that I learned it’s actually a horrible idea to pitch a tent that closeContinue reading “Campground Guide: Platte River Campground in Pike National Forest”

Campground Guide – Big Meadows at Shenandoah National Park

Big Meadows is as close to an ideal first campground as you can get. With real bathrooms and a host of other amenities, it’s a great introduction to camping without sacrificing scenery. Here’s what you need to know before you go. Directions At just over two hours from DC, Big Meadows (and Shenandoah in general)Continue reading “Campground Guide – Big Meadows at Shenandoah National Park”

Beginner’s guide to picking the best campsite

Camping is supposed to be a simple way to connect with nature, but if you’ve never done it before, choosing a campsite can seem much more complicated. Whether you’re booking on Recreation.gov or navigating another website (or going analog and picking one out in person!) there are a few tips and tricks to getting theContinue reading “Beginner’s guide to picking the best campsite”

Campground Guide: Green Ridge Campground at Shadow Mountain Reservoir

Campground descriptions usually read like a foreign language to the beginner camper, so without further ado here’s what you need to know before you go to Green Ridge Campground near Grand Lake, Colorado. Directions Green Ridge Campground sits on Shadow Mountain Reservoir, about 2.5 hours northwest of Denver, making it an easy drive for anContinue reading “Campground Guide: Green Ridge Campground at Shadow Mountain Reservoir”

How to pack for your first camping trip

So you’ve gone hiking, and you didn’t hate it. In fact, you kinda sorta fell in love with the outdoors (it’s easy, don’t be afraid to fall hard). Now, you want to go camping. Pinterest will lead you to believe that you must either buy a ton of stuff or bring half your kitchen withContinue reading “How to pack for your first camping trip”