is about how to make your own little oasis at the campground. Making family trips stylish and comfortable. I encourage you to camp in gourmet comfort even if you have kids. I invite you tell your stories and ask your questions. I will also keep you informed on Northern California events.
WHAT CLOTHES TO BRING
For a two night camp trip in summer it should look something like this minimally
3 Pairs underwear
2 Short sleeve shirts
2 Pants: 1 jeans 1 fleece or sweat pant style
1 Pair of shorts
1 Tank top
2 Long sleeve shirts: one can be for sleeping
1 Beach towel
1 Silky pants for sleeping (water wicking/bike or smooth exercise type work best so your legs don’t stick to your covers and you can put second layer soft pants over then in the morning)
1 Sandals, water shoes or flip flops for beach or shower
1 Ugg type boots or lined clogs for easy on off around campsite
1 Sweat shirt/fleece with hood
1 Light jacket (just in case)
1 Skirt or camp dress opt.
1 Bandanna & sun hat
1 Bath towel, hand towel & washrag
1 Pair good of comfortable walking/hiking shoes
1 pair of gloves for cold or handling wood
Some sites have laundry facilities if that matters to you THEN take quarters and soap of your choosing they will probably sell some there as well.
Emerald Bay Lake Tahoe California D.L. Bliss Campground - Not all campsites are equal - Scroll down to see BEST sites 9881 HWY 89
Tahoma CA 96142 Click Here For State Park Link
Entrance of D.L. Bliss by Gary O'Toole
Location – Directions
17 miles south of Tahoe City on Highway 89, a couple of miles north of Emerald Bay
Tahoma Latitude/Longitude: 38.9851 / -120.1304
Phone: 530-525-7277Reservations: 800-444-7275 Click Here
Even though this park gets a 10 rating from most of the camping books, many campsites are on slops that are rocky or are small. I would rate this place a 5 or a 10 depending on where you’re parking your tent. I love the beach access at this park and a few nice sites sit facing the water. You pay extra for that though and no dogs on beach here, not even on leash. However early rise and sunset ball throw worked for us just fine. The beach is BEAUTIFUL and it’s the beach that makes this campground great. If you want to book a good site you will need to be on the ball and …
Draw a line or spiral with a long stick and collect rocks
and pine cones - place on the line in a pattern. Show them a picture
of “The spiral Jetty” by Robert Smithson.
Camp Kitchen: Collect
cooking gear from the thrift store, see if you can find items on small
scale, find a flat rock, log or camp bench and draw in chalk a stove top
(two circles with an “X”) Fill a pitcher of water and tell them to go
to town making mud pies and cooking them. (keep mud away from where
Rock & Stick Art: Hunt for sticks and rocks then paint with washable tempera Pine Cone Critters: Glue small rocks, sticks onto pine cones to make different figures. Tacky glue works best.
Hide & Seek an old stand by.
Bug Hunt with a bug jar.
Hopscotch: Use a long sticks to make squares in dirt & small rocks to throw.
Beading: $1 store good for this, I like using a tray or baking sheet to contain everything.
Journal: Glue, tape found leaves etc... and write about nature finds add photos…