At The Dyrt, we share camping tips from our community of campers and campgrounds. With so many campers staying home, we continue to share this info so you can plan future camping trips across the U.S.

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:

Photo by The Dyrt camper Mara F.

What You Missed From The Dyrt Magazine

Outdoor News + Stories We’re Reading

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

Lassen Volcanic National Park

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.

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Campground of the Week: Desolation Wilderness, Aloha Zone

desolation wilderness camping

Photo by The Dyrt camper Leslie R.

“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.

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  • Lindy Callahan

    Lindy Callahan

    Lindy Callahan is a writer at The Dyrt. Utah is her home state, but she currently lives and explores in the Pacific Northwest. Her writing focuses on the way that the places we are drawn to shape our individual and collective identities. She is working on an MFA in nonfiction writing at Oregon State University. On the weekends you can usually find her hiking the coast range with her partner, Mike, and their dog, Phil Collins.