Good base for exploring the southern Sierras
It's your basic cabin in the woods. There's electricity and hot water that heats up quick but no phone or internet so you'll be out of touch while there, but the area's pretty enough that you won't care. The space heater does an admirable job but won't keep the place toasty on a cold (to us desert dwellers) evening, so pack your thermals or bring some wood to fire up the hearth. The bedding was adequate but you may want an extra quilt or two in colder months. The kitchen will handle cooking for two people, there's a full size fridge so you can bring what you need. The cabin's not isolated, there are neighbors nearby, but Camp Nelson is a sleepy mountain town and you'll see more squirrels and birds than people. Our only visitor was a mountain jay who would drop by around breakfast time to squawk inquiries about our supply of excess bread crusts before moving on. If you do want to bump into some human locals the tavern or the general store are good places to ask about the area. Camp Nelson makes a good place from which to explore the southern Sierras. We found some nice trails to hike just across the road and I understand there are many in the area. Twenty two miles down the highway from town the Trail of 100 Giants is a good place to get a close look at the giant Sequoias, they're amazing and well worth a visit. Dome Rock on the way to the trail has an impressive view of the Kern River valley. If you want to enjoy a basic cabin in a mountain forest, this one will fit the bill.

September 2015
Treehouse River Cabin Camp Nelson
Treehouse River Cabin Camp Nelson
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