Leaving the city’s busy, rushed life once in a while is a great experience, especially when you find a place that calms your nerves while leaving you on edge. Camping is the best way to get this feeling as it exposes you to everything nature has to offer, dangerous or not. Outdoor camping is an essential tradition in most American families, and while some families prefer indoor camps, nothing beats the smell of earth with a cool breeze in the morning. Camping grounds are abundant in America as they can boast of more than 4000 active camping sites both indoors and outdoors. However, there can be only one favorite campground.
To choose a campground, some things need to be taken into consideration for it to be enjoyable. The distance from civilization should be considered because if your campground is too far from civilization, you won’t get immediate help when a disaster occurs. Having a freshwater source like a stream, lake, waterfall, too, would prove useful. This is because it would be easy to replace your water if you lose your water. Purifying this water is also important as lake water tends to house all sorts of harmful bacteria. For that, you will need fire, meaning that you should either bring a stove or pick a spot with many dried leaves, branches.
Picking a rocky area as your base should not be an option as such grounds are often uncomfortable and can reach high temperatures if there’s a lot of suns. Finding a nice, flat, grassy valley is your best option as you can sleep comfortably and go hiking whenever you want to. Getting sure food sources also helps in a pleasant camping experience; therefore, a lake to fish should be close to your base. Another way to get food while camping is through hunting or picking mushrooms, roots, fruits for vegetarians. Few grounds have all these requirements, but certain places have all these things.
Tuolumne Meadows Campground in California’s Yosemite is a perfect example of the perfect campsite. The campsite has its faults like the population available every summer, but its scenery is undoubtedly beautiful. The crowds can actually be an improvement as it ensures rapid response in case of any disasters. Tuolumne has lakes, hills, lush meadows, and rivers. If an individual prefers a serene environment going higher up the part is the best option as it provides solitude without reducing your fun.