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 stunning Anza Borrego camping review from a desert adventurer on The Dyrt. Will you be featured next?


There’s a lot to report on this week, as flooding from Hurricane Florence continues on the East Coast, more wild fires flare up in the west, and a promising bill to establish an Office of Sustainable Recreation in California is vetoed.

Let’s get right to it:

What You Missed From The Dyrt Magazine

  • A woman was killed by a cougar near Mount Hood in Oregon. This tragic death is Oregon’s first recorded fatal cougar attack.
  • The outdoor industry was poised to celebrate the establishment of California’s would-be Office of Sustainable Outdoor Recreation. Until Governor Brown vetoed it.
  • As evacuees flee the destruction of Hurricane Florence, Georgia and Florida parks welcome them.
  • The world’s first zero-waste wildlife safari is coming to Yellowstone in 2019.
  • The devastation of Hurricane Florence is a good reminder that we should all be prepared for natural disasters. Here are some tips on what to include in your emergency preparedness kit.
  • Need a hug on a long hike or a rough and rainy camping trip? This freeze-dried meal tastes like comfort from childhood. [Mountain House] 

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:





5 Common Trail Dangers That Could Kill Your Dog

Our dogs love to join us trails. But dog owners should always be aware that hiking with dogs has its risks.

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Campground of the Week: Anza Borrego Camping at Tamarisk Grove

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Image from The Dyrt Camper Trip Over Life

“Tamarisk is a nice campground in a central location. It’s about halfway between downtown Borrego Desert and Julien, there are some nice hikes nearby like the Cactus Loop. Nice showers and bathrooms. I camp Anza Borrego often and really like this campground to get away from the crowds.” — The Dyrt Camper Heather O.

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  • Britany Robinson

    Britany Robinson

    Britany is the Managing Editor of The Dyrt. She's been a writer ever since she can remember, and her first literary accomplishment was having a poem about a panda published when she was eight. The anthology was definitely a scam to get her parents to buy a bunch of anthologies, but she's still pretty proud of her panda poem. When she's not at her computer, she's (hopefully) outside, hiking or camping with her dog.