Outbound Collective logo

Bass Lake, California

Top Stories in and near Bass Lake

  • California

    8 Amazing Private Campsites in California

    If you live in California, you know it can be tough sometimes to book the best campsites. Oftentimes weekend reservations are fully booked within hours of the sites being available online and first-come, first-served campsites usually get snatched up before most weekend warriors can even get out ...
    Read more
  • California

    8 of My Favorite Campsites in California

    One of my favorite things about living in California is the ability to hop in your car and visit so many incredible and wild places. Deserts with otherworldly landscapes? We’ve got it. Turquoise glacial lakes nestled between dramatic peaks? Check. Waterfalls plunging into the Pacific? Yep. With s...
    Read more
  • California

    A Solo Sierra Sprint

    Traffic tends to wake me up at 4:30AM on the weekends. Not because of the noise or the lights, but because I have a special disdain for sitting still on an endless asphalt roadway. Sometimes I think it’s impossible to escape the clutches of the Bay Area, but with the help of a really loud alarm c...
    Read more
  • California

    Catch the "Super Bloom" in Lake Elsinore, California

    While the "super bloom" is being experienced in several places throughout California, perhaps the best place to catch it in Orange County is in Lake Elsinore. I would recommend heading to Walker Canyon where you'll find a series of fairly easy trails. Park along Lake St. road and then begin up th...
    Read more
  • California

    3 Days of Chasing Wildflowers in Southern California

    California has gotten more rain than usual this winter, making for a beautiful spring. The waterfalls are running and the flowers are blooming! I took a trip to see if I could see some of the bloom because flowers can come and go so fast in SoCal.  Walker Canyon Walker Canyon has bloomed with or...
    Read more
  • California

    Desert Days: Exploring Southern California's National and State Parks

    Ever since I've gone up to Seattle, I've gotten this incessant need to go outside and just explore and bask in the glory of the outdoors. So when finals week came around, I had to stay inside for one weekend. That one weekend could have been a month, it felt so long and boring. I might've left my...
    Read more
  • California

    Nights Like This One Are Worth It

    We drove just over two hours to catch the sunset at this fire lookout. We were there for maybe an hour and a half getting blasted by the wind, but the sun put on a show for us. I don't have a single regret.   I'm not going to name this spot, because they're already having a hard time renovating t...
    Read more
  • California

    An Unforgettable Weekend Scouting the Backroads of California's Highway 395

    My buddy Luke got his hands on a brand new Tacoma TRD Pro so naturally we had to take it out for a maiden voyage and see what it could do! Jack and I met up with Luke and we headed out for a few days. Neither one of us have ever been through the Tioga Pass before so we took that route. We had no ...
    Read more
  • California

    Roadtrip LA to SF: 4 Days On The California Coast

    In 1910, construction began on what is now one of the most famous stretches of road in the US: Highway 1. Over 100 years later, this route continues to earn its place on many a road tripper’s bucket list.We’ve enjoyed this drive many times before, so when my boyfriend and I recently left our home...
    Read more
  • California

    River Rafting, Hiking, and Camping: An Epic California Road Trip

    If you’re scheming up some summer fun, our friends at KOA have the ultimate California road trip route dialed. On this week-long adventure you’ll hit four different stretches of whitewater, hike in Yosemite, and explore early Gold Rush towns filled with quirky shops, wineries and hip dining s...
    Read more
  • California

    10 Awesome Places to Snowshoe in California

    Snowshoeing is a sport for everyone, whether you're hard-core into the outdoors or a casual dabbler. The adventure can challenge your legs and lungs to their max, or be a gentle cruise through the evergreen trees. The choice is yours. So grab a pair of warm boots, rent a pair of snowshoes, and he...
    Read more
  • California

    8 Perfect Spots For Beach Camping In Southern California

    What comes to mind when people think of Southern California? Gorgeous weather, palm trees, the ocean, and of course, the endless sandy beaches. So what better way to enjoy what the Southern California coast has to offer than to camp on the beach? Starting from the north in Santa Barbara and headi...
    Read more
  • California

    Mono Lake: One of the Best Stops on US-395

    THE 395!!! Several rad cats at the Outbound have written up the 395, boasting all of its road tripping and sightseeing merits. I really got trapped inside my own mind when I contemplated this, which seems incredible to me… Mount Whitney is the highest summit in the contiguous United States with a...
    Read more
  • California

    Our Favorite Men's Wetsuits for Surfing

    When we're surfing, it's usually in the chilly (sometimes freezing) waters of Northern California. We get down to San Diego and Ventura when we can, but especially surfing our home break at Ocean Beach, it's important that your suit is toasty and durable. You never want to end a session because y...
    Read more
  • California

    California's Camping and Surfing Gem, San Clemente

    It's Thursday evening, I just found an open chair by the fire, cracked open a beer, and eagerly started reminiscing with close friends about the past several days camping at San Clemente. Days packed with some of the best surf, weather, and community. It is definitely Summer.  Growing up in Ranch...
    Read more
  • California

    8 Incredible Snowshoeing Adventures in the Sierra

    With the seemingly endless dumping of snow in California this winter, it’s pretty tough to hike in your regular old boots. That’s where snowshoes come in. What better place to trek through the snow than California’s Sierra Mountains? From Lake Tahoe to Yosemite National Park, all the way down to...
    Read more