Late breaking news here at Crisis Central is that our granddaughter Aliyah's ride to and from "Camp Winnarainbow" has fallen through.
But there's always Grandma, because...well, I ask you:
Could you say "no" to this face?
And it's only eight hundred miles from home.
So it's on: Beginning August 5: two girls on a road trip to Laytonville, California, where the camper will be deposited for ten days.
And Grandma...can either go home/come back or find someplace to bivouac nearby until summoned for the return trip.
I'm definitely not interested in making two round trips, so I'll be staying in the neighborhood- and I hope some of you might provide some feedback on camping in the area.
I'm a Pacific Northwesterner, born and bred, who's never camped in California!
I see from the map that the Mendocino National Forest is nearby- has any one camped, say, up around Mendocino Pass?
What's the terrain like?
Any favorite spots?
I prefer to camp in "dispersed" settings(allowed, according to the F.S. website).
I like the privacy and quiet of such places, not to mention the price!
There's lots of general info on the F.S. sites, but I'm hoping for some I-was-there type recommendations.
Any suggestions will be gratefully received...
Are the natives friendly?
I hope all that unpleasantness started by Emmett Watson of the Seattle P.I. a few years back has been forgotten...
Or should I plan on disguising my accent and/or license