Camping At Kern River
GOING OFF THE GRID
I jumped at the opportunity to unplug and escape the modern-day scourge of digital distraction and information-overload and cord leashing and uproar of dings and boings and buzzes that herald the arrival of texts and emails and Instagram likes.
“Simplicity boils down to two steps: Identify the essential. Eliminate the rest.”
— Leo Babauta
RIVER RAFTING + S'MORES
Wildwater rafting is like nature’s Disneyland ride and I was like the eager child that couldn’t get enough. The currents swept us about a mile and a half down the river, giving us the ultimate adrenaline rush. We went up and down the river three times, because yolo.
Over by the campfire it was all about the s'mores concoctions. My favorites were Reese’s peanut butter cup s'mores and Butterfinger cup s'mores. You have to try them!
Camp Rules: airplane mode, sit by the fire, nap often, drink a cold one, eat s'mores, watch the sunset. And that we did.
My favorite thing about camping is feeling like I’m inside a “bubble"—where I’ve got no idea what’s going on in the outside world and I really couldn’t care less. That feeling alone is indication that sometimes I need to go off-the-grid and experience people and emotions and breathing even if it’s only a few days at a time.
I’m sad that I waited until the end of summer to go camping, but now I’m looking forward to other outdoor activities in the fall and winter. Perhaps snowboarding which I’ve always wanted to do. Any suggestions? Leave a comment below.
WANT TO VISIT KERN RIVER CAMPGROUND?
The campground features 28 landscaped acres which are divided into two sections. Each section has 25 campsites and they allow a maximum of 8 people per site. There are picnic tables, fire rings, restrooms, showers and trash barrels throughout the campground. Nearby attractions include Lake Ming, California Living Museum, and Hart Park. Click here for daily fees and related information.