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Old 02-13-2012, 01:44 PM   #15
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If you're near Lake Tahoe on the 4th of July and you like trees, I'd try to get into Nevada Beach campground on Elks Point Road at Round Hill/Zephyr Cove NV. The best place to watch the fireworks put on by the casinos, also choreographed on the radio.
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Old 02-13-2012, 02:15 PM   #16
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The Mother Lode for tree people is the redwoods in north coastal CA. Jedidiah Smith Redwoods State Park has many wonderful walks, groves and scenes - and is very popular. Make your reservation now! However, our favorite stop is Prarie Creek Redwoods State Park, and whenever in the area we schedule at least three nights there. You will see elk, banana slugs, amazing trees (including the tallest tree of all!) and walk through Fern Canyon to the ocean. There are fun campfire programs and Jr. Ranger events, too.

I agree with others that this is too big a scope for four weeks, but you asked for gems. Here's one that I'm reluctant to divulge except to my Air Forums buds:
(shhhh) Nelder Grove, in the Yosemite area.
Sierra National Forest - Nelder Grove Campground
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Staying here is a trip back to camping in the 1950s. It's in the hills above Oakhurst, CA, 15 miles south of the Yosemite southern portal. This grove of giant Sequoias is hidden and rarely visited. The campground is built around the remains of a logging camp, including giant stumps.

The final access road is tough for rigs over 25', but your Liner should fit in very well!

You can make day trips into Yosemite (Wawona, Maricopa) from here.
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Old 02-13-2012, 06:49 PM   #17
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Thanks y'all!! I like these recommendations. Keep 'em coming.

Jspafford, I'm a low rider in the Liner, will the last climb be possible with a rider?

NevadaGeo, That sounds like a great idea!!
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Old 02-13-2012, 07:51 PM   #18
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The Mother Lode for tree people is the redwoods in north coastal CA. Jedidiah Smith Redwoods State Park has many wonderful walks, groves and scenes - and is very popular. Make your reservation now! However, our favorite stop is Prarie Creek Redwoods State Park, and whenever in the area we schedule at least three nights there. You will see elk, banana slugs, amazing trees (including the tallest tree of all!) and walk through Fern Canyon to the ocean. There are fun campfire programs and Jr. Ranger events, too.
I will second Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park. One of the best places. You could easily spend a week exploring the area.

Another on of my favorites in N. California is Patrick's Point State Park, about 25 miles north of Eureka. It is right on the coast and has some wonderful campsites, trails and beach access.

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Old 02-13-2012, 08:21 PM   #19
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Try Kalaloch on the Washington state coast. From there you can easily travel all around Olympic NP and see everything from Americas only temperate rainforest to the Dungeness spit. All beautiful country. I have lived and tent camped in this area all my life so this will be our first year doing it in our Airstream as well.
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My wife won the lottery! We got reservations for July 10th and 11th at Yosemite in Upper Pines! I'm stoked! So now we need to get some July 4th reservations made. I tried at Tahoe recommended above but they were all sold out. Any other suggestions? Cory
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The Nelder Grove access road is a bit of a climb, about 1/4 mile of steep. If you have a stout TV you'll be fine.
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If you can get reservation in Ft. Bragg, on Coast, they hold largest outdoor Salmon Barbecue in US over 4th of July weekend.. Several commercial and state campgrounds in the area. Salmon dinner is great, fireworks often canceled or obscured by coastal fog.

Another great area on northern coast is Patrick's Point area, with State Park campground near ocean and VERY woodsy "Emerald Forest" campground across the highway buried beneath redwoods.. Great cafe at boat launch area, and good beaches for walking.. (Swimming is out of the question in 53 degree surf...)

Finally, there are several state parks and beaches around Crescent City near Oregon border that are also great... In Oregon east of Gold River, the Four Seasons RV Campground is ON the Rogue River, set up for Jet Boat rides (stop at their dock) or fishing or just exploring...
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My wife won the lottery! We got reservations for July 10th and 11th at Yosemite in Upper Pines! I'm stoked! So now we need to get some July 4th reservations made. I tried at Tahoe recommended above but they were all sold out. Any other suggestions? Cory
Cory, I recommend you stay on the west side of the Sierras in order to save time and distance. Consider some time before July 10 in the northern California redwoods, and then two or three nights at either Lassen National Park (live volcanos!) or Calaveras Big Trees, in the gold country. Day trips out of Calaveras will take to to gold rush mining towns and some terrific forests.

When in Yosemite, I recommend you take a day hike using the Glacier Point one-way bus and then coming down the Panorama Trail. You'll see some of the best Yosemite has to offer.

This is turning out to be a terrific adventure!
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Old 02-23-2012, 08:08 AM   #24
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We have found great recommendations on campgrounds from this site. In Arches, and Dead Horse CG (near Canyon Lands) three years ago we were given a recommendation for a site near Lake City Colorado.. Doesn't look like your going to be in that area, but I'm following this thread to get info for future trips. We can't do four week trips yet..

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I agree with Jeff

I would suggest giving yourself time on the return leg. Get a map of BLM land and find a jem that's free. It's WAY easier than you would think
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If you drive through Montana, I would suggest hitting the KOA in Billings. I know, KOAs are not my first choice either but this is the FIRST KOA every built and it is very nice. Close to town if you need to resupply or want to hit a place for dinner.

Heavily wooded? Stop in the North Cascades in Washington at any of the campgrounds from the summit going westward. Try to make it to the Olympic Peninsula and stay at the Hoh Rain Forest campground. This is as heavily wooded as anything you will find in the state.

Have a great trip. I am envious. Washington State has much to offer from the deserts in the south east to the central farm lands to the wooded mountains of the Cascades to the rain forests and beaches of the west.
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If you are going to Oregon

Better stop off in Utah/Wyoming near dam deer run is great place to spend day. Flaming gorge is name you want a picture?
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hey there. I know quite a bit about Yosemite, the eastern sierras, and Tahoe. I liked the east side of Glacier NP. The west side was a little crowded and didn't have the beautiful lakes. Two Medicine Lake was very nice with large campsites and good view. Just north of Arches NP was a newer campground I think called Archview. Great views and sunsets.
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