west coast public land

Access to wild land, open spaces, parks, forests, lakes, mountain peaks, public land – USDA National Forests, National Parks, State Parks, BLM. There is more public land available in the west half of the U.S., than anywhere else in the nation. This is one of the top reasons people relocate to the West Coast.

DanaMite is creating a NEW MAP SHOP this summer!

august eventsSmall Town California

SMALL TOWNS in California


Truckee Donner

RED DIRT roads

PCH 1 Big Surroad closed: where?

This past winter dumped so much rain in California that most of the higher elevations are just now opening – mid summer, with snowy peaks and mud on the backroads. County roads and paved highways have collapsed with over-saturated soils, debris fills nearly every canyon, lakes still melting, some camps are inaccessible; Damage is so bad that many ROADS & CAMPGROUNDS may be closed indefinitely.

Big Sur had road accessibility issues, as well as Yosemite’s High Country @ Tuolumne Meadows. Lakes Basin was still in snow last we heard.

Eastern Sierra Aspens

Find statewide road closures, inaccessible trailheads, dirt roads w/ landslides, closed campgrounds on the USFS web site below. National Forest Road Closures & Storm Damage https://www.fs.fed.us/r5/webmaps/StormDamage2017/

California: Camping

CampClueless lakelistThe California Lake List

winter hikes

mountain biking


Fairs & Festivals

fairs, festivals & events