Yep, we finally did it. DanaMite went ahead and changed everything this week. Screwing it all up, confusing you. Don’t worry  – All the pages are still in here, just the menus and window dressing has changed. Find more of what you are looking for and dig deeper into this outdoor travel site, for all the juicy content.

introducing our new navigation headers w/ more search-ability

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Free camping – North of Lassen

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Total Escape features ONLY local travel in California. Much of it is free or inexpensive, primarily on the back roads – with abundant nature and outdoor activities.

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We list only the mom-n-pop, independent lodges – without the chain hotels and giant resorts. We list all cabins, RV parks, yurts, campgrounds and tent cabins. Sledding hills, snow mobile areas, hot springs, indian petroglyphs, old mining camps and ghost towns. Off roading areas, massive sand dunes, and all the desert parks. Hiking, biking, kayaking and so much more. We have ice skating rinks listed, bike rental shops, and every wilderness area in the Golden State.

Explore this site, over 10,000 pages – on just California.


eagle lake
Eagle Lake California
Wild Blue Lake
Wild Blue Lake Modoc
Lake Almanor, California
Lake Almanor, California

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California, off the beaten path