It is nearing the end of summer and school will be starting very soon, but there is still time to get in one more longer trip to the mountains or beaches, or deserts, or just about any climate you would want. This is California, and we have it all within a few hours of travel.
The library has books to help you get started with either camping or backpacking:
And food always seems to taste that much better after hiking around, so there are also recipes books to help with the planning:
Of course it will help to know about the places you will be camping. The library has guides for many areas. Some here in California:
And other parts of the world:
And also guides that include information on how to minimize your impact on the environment while camping or backpacking:
And lots and lots more. Have a great trip, wherever you decide to go!