Every week we’re rounding up camping and outdoor news, along with stories you might have missed from The Dyrt Magazine and around the web. This week, we feature a helpful Desolation Wilderness camping review from an explorer on The Dyrt. Your contributions could be featured next week!
Well, September is finally here y’all. The days are getting shorter, and the official first day of fall is swiftly approaching.
It’s still not time to put your camping gear away. That nice autumnal chill is perfect for long days on woodland trails and evenings around the campfire. There is still plenty of time to get out there and win some gear in our 2018 Great Camping Giveaway.
So, find a nearby campground and take advantage of the last sun soaked days that we have before us. To keep you fired up, here’s some more camping inspiration and news from The Dyrt and around the web:
What You Missed From The Dyrt Magazine
- An update on Hurricane Florence, and two emergency preparedness items that everyone should have on hand in case a natural disaster strikes nearby.
- If you live near or plan to visit Portland, Oregon, you’ll want to check out our Essential Portland Camping Guide.
- Speaking of camping in Oregon, don’t miss soaking at Umpqua Hot Springs.
- It’s still warm enough out there to cool off with a swim. Enjoy the last days of summer at these 10 U.S. swimming holes and nearby campgrounds. [IceMule]
- This has to be the most fun way to start a campfire.
Outdoor News + Stories We’re Reading
- According to scientists, Antartica is now the best mapped continent on earth. And you can check it out for yourself! [New York Times]
- Want to try a new outdoor adventure? It’s never too late. These are 10 of the best outdoor education courses for adults. [Outside Online]
- The tragic news of a teen falling to his death in Yosemite serves as a warning against taking risks to get photographs in the wild. [Los Angeles Times]
- Students in a school district in Alaska are spending more time outdoors, and they say the students are more engaged because of it. [Outside Online]
From The Dyrt Magazine Archives:
Each week we’re digging back into The Dyrt Magazine for articles we think you’ll love:
Lesser Known National Parks Have More Adventure, Fewer Crowds
Beat the crowds at these five national parks where you can beat the crowds, while enjoying all of the majestic scenery and outdoor adventures you crave.Read the Article
Campground of the Week: Desolation Wilderness, Aloha Zone
“Camping here is magical! The 5-stars are not for facilities or accessibility, as this dispersed camping experience is really in the wilderness. You can hike in for 6 miles each way (12 miles round trip) via the Echo Lakes trail, or park and take the water taxi ($12) to cut off 2.5 miles of the hike each way.” — The Dyrt camper Leslie R.
Read more reviews of campgrounds in California’s Desolation Wilderness.