Camping Blog

Welcome to HappyCamper.Blog, an online journal about camping from a couple happy campers. We’re outdoor enthusiasts who blog about spots we’ve camped and share our experiences. We also blog about planning and preparing for camping trips, cooking at camp, hiking trails and backpacking, camping gear reviews and recommendations, and general camping advise.

Happy Camper Blog Posts

  • Camping at Stewarts Point – Lake Mead, Nevada

    Just a short drive from Las Vegas Nevada is the giant reservoir known as Lake Mead. Part of the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Lake Mead offers many year round outdoor activities. Stewards Point is one of the designated camping areas located on the north west shore of Lake Mead and offers remote dispersed camping in a large, open, scenic environment.

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  • Camping at Lahontan Reservoir, Neveda

    Sunset at Lake LahontanOver this past weekend, we went camping at the Lahontan Reservoir in Nevada. This would be the first time we visited this location and it would also be one of the first weekends the weather started to warm up in the Sierra Nevada mountains. (more…)

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  • Camping at Black Rock Desert, NV

    Black Rock Desert CampingBlack Rock Desert in Northern Nevada is like a different planet. The giant salt flat, or Playa, has always fascinated me and when I’m there, I can’t help but pretend I’m on Mars. Its a perfect place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the real world. It’s a place that makes you feel so isolated, you forget all your problems and obligations, and just exists in the moment. And sometimes when I go camping, I want that type of quiet. That’s why Black Rock Desert has been a regular camping spot for us and we always look forward to returning.


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  • Hiking The Kalalau Trail – Kauai, HI

    coastline view on kalalau trailThe Kalalau Trail stretches 11-miles along the Na Pali Coast on the island of Kauai. Known for its beauty and danger, the Kalalau Trail follows the rugged coastline on the north-west shore of the garden island of Hawaii, and eventually ends at the secluded Kalalau Beach. Hiking the Kalalau Trail is recommended for advanced hikers and after the first couple miles you will understand why. It leads through varying terrain with steep rock outcroppings, stream crossings that can swell unexpectedly, and traverses along crumbling cliff sides with falling rock hazards. Though it’s a difficult trail to hike, and in some sections, almost extreme, hiking the Kalalau Trail reveals breath taking views of the Na Pali Coast and is well worth the effort. (more…)

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  • Camping at Kalalau Beach – Kauai, HI

    Campsite at Kalalau Beach

    During our stay in Kauai, we camped two nights along the Kalalau Beach. Nested along the Na Pali Coast, the Kalalau Beach is located on the north west shore of Kauai.

    The Na Pali Coast has a rich history and culture. This lush land provides for people who live off the land. It also attracts those who are seeking isolation and reject society and wish to get away from it all. (more…)

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