Let’s be honest, 2020 has been an emotional rollercoaster of a year. Between the COVID-19 pandemic, the record-breaking wildfire season and everything in between, it’s no wonder there has been a dramatic spike in people reporting chronic stress disorders.
Whether you’re hiking across Catalina Island or braving the length of the Pacific Crest Trail, chances are you’ll be doing a bit of dispersed camping. For those that don’t know, dispersed camping is the act of setting up a campsite in a wilderness area that has not been specifically designated as a campsite. If this is your first attempt at dispersed camping, give yourself a pat on the back for researching first, as many do not obey the following general rules which can endanger themselves and the precious natural environment around them.
When people think of California, the first things that pop to mind are probably Los Angeles, Disneyland or the Golden Gate Bridge. And while these man-made wonders are impressive and offer so much to our society, California also features some of the most beautiful nature and wild scenery in the world.
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