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shaving

Shaving outdoors? If you must. Electric razors are the way to go for convenience. Disposable razors can work but you best bring some shaving cream, cuz straight soap & water can be hard on your skin if you are not used to it.

 

body odor

Watch out, it can sneak up on you. And make your friends steer clear of you all afternoon. Don't forget to pack this essential item.

nails & skin

Don't neglect you finger nails. They get grimy & look like a grease monkey in no time. Bring the clippers & take care of them digits. Lotion & sunscreen isn't just for women silly. Ask a female to rub you down with SPF before noon-time.


Winter Outdoors California, Hiking Weekend, Historic Towns

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Total Escape is California, off the beaten path

After a horrific year of global pandemic, economic uncertainty, hazardous air quality and record breaking regional wildfires, California is now bracing for hard winter ahead. Turn off the news, grab your warmest jacket and gloves, and head outside for a much needed break. Pack a picnic and a thermos full of hot beverage. Sit still and watch wildlife, breathe deep, fresh air. Hike around the lake or mountain bike in the local park. Snow is falling and the sledding is free. Bring chains for winter driving in the mountains. Social distancing is easy outdoors, as long as you know where to go. Total Escape will help you find more local destinations, away from the masses.

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Rural California Directory: Now that you've found this independent California resource, you can discover more local destinations online. Find your own rural place, a homestead way up in the hills. Or discover that perfect spot for summer vacation, a hidden Sequoia grove, the best waterfall ever, the secret alpine fishing lake or maybe, just a bike rental shop in the forest. We list it here, all outdoors, all local. Travel the back roads of the west, on the cheap. Camp year round, without the fees, from Baja to Shasta. Find secluded spots. Historic, independent inns to remote yurt resorts, yoga weekends to primitive hot springs, RV resorts, or dispersed camp sites. Hiking trails, kayaking lakes, fishing streams, gold mines and ghost towns, and all the topographic maps to go with.



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ancient: 24 years online!

We're still here, thousands of pages and decades later. Way outside the city limits, beyond the county line. No wifi, no smart meters, no gaming addictions, no traffic lights, no city noise. Rural living in California still exist. Hike on the weekends, bike to work, boating mid-week, we have you covered for destinations. Find a new creekside camp spot, a waterfall, trailhead or an ancient lava cave. Total Escape - Two whole decades online. Not quite obsolete.

Craving the Wild? Before the tweets, the constant memes and paralysis of our current culture, DanaMite started this travel web site way back in 1996. Catchy phrases like, FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) did not yet exist.


Total Escape features abundant real photos of real places. Secluded destinations, camping and lodging, examining the best back roads, side routes, the topo maps (to get you out there). Locals-only travel tips, gear reviews, festivals and events. This unique travel site is updated every month, for the past 24 years!

Juicy content specific only to California. Focusing on outdoor destinations, small towns and budget-minded travel since 1996, we've recreated the weekend getaway - without the crowds. Escape the matrix, the city life, the traffic jams and learn how to avoid the tourist traps. Drive on past the factory outlet malls and the water slides, we've got much more to show you. Way out there, on the back roads, and in the backcountry.

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athletes foot

God only knows who has been in that PUBLIC campground shower. Better come prepared with your own cleaning supplies to scour the bathroom, or a pair of flip flops, or the new convenient 'Sport Wipes' for feet. So many showers, so little time. This damn shower takes quarters?

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reason for living

Okay guys, you know you have it easy in the outdoors. You can pee standing up, you don't hafta shave for days, & you get to camp with all your new toys. For peets sake - you should make it a pleasure for your girl to camp, so she will enjoy the experience. Females have enough to worry about - from hygiene, potty breaks, monthly visits from aunt flo & preparing meals for you. The least you can do - is take care of the one important thing that makes you tick: Sex!

sexy surprise bag: This is your department now bud. You want your thrills in the Wilderness & you want to make it a wonderful experience for your mate, so they want to do it all the time, right? This is a little bag of goodies for great sex outdoors. The all important lube, a small towel, wet wipes, massage oil, toys, plastic wine glasses & wine, incense, candle, bottled water, soft music CDs, etc.

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Winter Outdoors California, Hiking Weekend, Historic Towns

HERD

community


Total Escape is California, off the beaten path

After a horrific year of global pandemic, economic uncertainty, hazardous air quality and record breaking regional wildfires, California is now bracing for hard winter ahead. Turn off the news, grab your warmest jacket and gloves, and head outside for a much needed break. Pack a picnic and a thermos full of hot beverage. Sit still and watch wildlife, breathe deep, fresh air. Hike around the lake or mountain bike in the local park. Snow is falling and the sledding is free. Bring chains for winter driving in the mountains. Social distancing is easy outdoors, as long as you know where to go. Total Escape will help you find more local destinations, away from the masses.

Shop MountainHardwear.com.

#totalescape

Rural California Directory: Now that you've found this independent California resource, you can discover more local destinations online. Find your own rural place, a homestead way up in the hills. Or discover that perfect spot for summer vacation, a hidden Sequoia grove, the best waterfall ever, the secret alpine fishing lake or maybe, just a bike rental shop in the forest. We list it here, all outdoors, all local. Travel the back roads of the west, on the cheap. Camp year round, without the fees, from Baja to Shasta. Find secluded spots. Historic, independent inns to remote yurt resorts, yoga weekends to primitive hot springs, RV resorts, or dispersed camp sites. Hiking trails, kayaking lakes, fishing streams, gold mines and ghost towns, and all the topographic maps to go with.



winter camping



all local: updated monthly

ancient: 24 years online!

We're still here, thousands of pages and decades later. Way outside the city limits, beyond the county line. No wifi, no smart meters, no gaming addictions, no traffic lights, no city noise. Rural living in California still exist. Hike on the weekends, bike to work, boating mid-week, we have you covered for destinations. Find a new creekside camp spot, a waterfall, trailhead or an ancient lava cave. Total Escape - Two whole decades online. Not quite obsolete.

Craving the Wild? Before the tweets, the constant memes and paralysis of our current culture, DanaMite started this travel web site way back in 1996. Catchy phrases like, FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) did not yet exist.


Total Escape features abundant real photos of real places. Secluded destinations, camping and lodging, examining the best back roads, side routes, the topo maps (to get you out there). Locals-only travel tips, gear reviews, festivals and events. This unique travel site is updated every month, for the past 24 years!

Juicy content specific only to California. Focusing on outdoor destinations, small towns and budget-minded travel since 1996, we've recreated the weekend getaway - without the crowds. Escape the matrix, the city life, the traffic jams and learn how to avoid the tourist traps. Drive on past the factory outlet malls and the water slides, we've got much more to show you. Way out there, on the back roads, and in the backcountry.

Wilderness in California - more nature, less people.

hike. bike. camp. sled.


Site Founder

camp diva DanaMite

Who is DanaMite?
About

archives, online history

Archives
Local Road Trips

guided camping tours

Guided Trips
California A-Z

small towns, rural calif

Small Towns

Explore the Site


California Hotels
Lodging

historic inns, lodges, indie motels

California Camping
Recreation

outdoor activities, leisure, tours

California Scenic Drives
Journey

travel tips, scenic drives, weather links

Rural California
Destinations

back roads, small towns, wilderness


California Gear
Gear Shop

outdoor equipment, tools, survival gear

Outdoor Maps California
Map Store

state atlas, camping maps topographic

Social Media Pages
Social Links

find us on social media, on occasion

California Wilderness
Outside

blog articles, outdoors in california





Customized Search


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California Travels







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