A Juxtaposition for Thanksgiving Camping

Camping is all about tradeoffs – small sacrifices in comfort for the sake of efficiency.

Camping tradeoffs - a homemade pie and a jar of gravy

As I was packing-up our gear, this morning, I had to chuckle at the fact that we are packing a homemade cherry pie – but a jar of gravy! I guess some things you just cannot compromise on, and that would include pies.

I hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving! We will be cooking our Thanksgiving meal at a Forest Service campground in the Ventana Wilderness, east of Big Sur, in the Carmel Valley. Camping on Thanksgiving has become a bit of a tradition for us, since moving to California, as neither Lisa or myself has any family, here.

6 thoughts on “A Juxtaposition for Thanksgiving Camping

    • Good question! The only time we have ever called a camping trip short, was because of heat. We were camped along the Klamath River, east of Yreka, California, and it was easily 110 degrees.

  1. Hope you have a couple of extra blankets. They are talking about some pretty chilly conditions down here in the Big Bear area of the San B National Forest.

    • It was really chilly on Thanksgiving morning, Suzi, but it warmed up and was a beautiful day. Hope you two had a great time in the Big Bear area!