On this episode: guidebooks, boondocking, breakfast burritos, and the best hiking in Northern California. We’re talking with hiking guidebook author and boondocking aficionado John Soares.
- 00:35 – Introducing John Soares and how he grew to love the outdoors
- 03:30 – The Trinity Alps, Burney Falls, and social media
- 08:10 – Why skipping the campfire is a great idea
- 11:25 – Managing expectations and avoiding crowds?
- 18:00 – Why use a guidebook when there are so many online resources?
- 21:31 – How John became a guidebook author
- 28:10 – What John drives for boondocking and dispersed camping (no, you don’t need 4WD)
- 32:20 – Updating guidebooks
- 35:00 – What is dispersed camping, and how do you get started?
- 50:00 – Great hikes in the Shasta area (for the next time Jason drives up to Bend)
Mentioned in this Episode
- Find details of John’s Northern California hiking guidebooks at NorthernCaliforniaHikingTrails.com.
- Get info on John’s book Camp for Free: Dispersed Camping & Boondocking on America’s Public Lands along with a dispersed camping gear checklist and info on related apps and resources at DispersedCamping.net.
- Interested in journaling your hiking and camping experiences? See the journals John has created for you to fill in at GetOutsidePress.com.
- Find John’s Northern California Hiking Trails Facebook page here.
- Seven Suns Coffee in Shasta (get a breakfast burrito)
- The Fifth Season – great gear shop in Shasta
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