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Total Escape is a directory of California attractions "Off the Beaten Path". Thousands of local links & ideas for weekend getaways, camping & vacations. Online almost 9 years, with tons of real photos, of real places, these pages will help create your custom made adventure or weekend getaway. No chain hotels, No amusement parks, No Vegas!

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seeking cool waters.
All this snow melt & place to put it. California has an extensive network of lakes & reservoirs to store water flowing from higher elevations. Fishermen dig these smaller unknown lakes, but kayakers are finding them too. Winds can pick up in the PM, so glassy still conditions are more likely found in morning hours. A few to scope out - Red & Coyote Lakes close to Shaver Lake, are all W. slope. Gold Lake region. Lassen NF. Twin Lakes & Convict, the loop at June Lake are E. Sierra. And if you happen to be seeking secluded creekside camps, we have that too!
high sierra wildflowers
The snow may be melting fast, but the thunderstorms are bringing lots of moisture to higher ridges, which means long lasting wildflowers waiting just for you. Get your 4WD & digi-cam ready to head to the highest elevations for some special scenic treats & very few crowds. A vast network of small dirt roads can lead to secluded primitive camp spots. The Eastern Sierra peaks surrounding Bishop & Bridgeport are still blooming with vivid colors. Now that warm weather has really set in, these beauties won't last long & before you know it old man winter will be moving in.
dillon beach CA
This foggy cool coastline is just a hop, skip & jump away from San Francisco. Located along the lower Sonoma Coastline, above Point Reyes peninsula & Tomales Bay, this small vacation spot caters to the RVers, surfers & anyone seeking an ocean front vacation home rental. Close enough to the city & far enough away to have a real weekend away, this beach haven has miles of uncrowded beaches, spacious skies, outdoor recreation & is close enough to the Sonoma wine country for a trip into the nearby hills. Go check it out & tell us about it!
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