The end of Summer is here, but that doesn't mean camping season is over. The kids are back in school, but the weather is still warm. Big Basin Campground is a perfect little patch of Redwood Trees in Boulder Creek, California, just 45 minutes away from Santa Cruz. The weather is warm there now, but it's great to visit in Spring as the many waterfalls in the area are gushing after the Winter season.
The winding road to get to Big Basin from Highway 101 is like traveling back to the 70s. The roads were nearly empty besides the handful of summer camps, a family of deer and this one lonesome stop sign.
There is tons of hiking throughout the Santa Cruz Mountains running all the way down to the coast, if you're feeling an extra pep in your step.
Wilson, the camping French Bulldog
Just because you are in the woods, doesn't mean you can't eat like kings. We cooked some fresh salmon and asparagus and, of course, followed up with the camping must-have, s'mores!
The night brings games and drinks (including lots of tequila), the ultimate camping combo.
Big Basin National Park is such an easy get-away in Northern California, and while Big Sur is always a favorite, the calmness and serene setting of these wise old trees just can't be beat. Cheers to another road trip!