Yucaipa Regional Park Campground, Yucaipa, CA

Along Zanja Peak Trail
We stopped at a little stone bench somebody made along the trail to Zanja Peak in order to enjoy the view and snack on some trail mix. (Click or tap to enlarge.)

We stopped here for the second time in January of 2019 for a few days on our way from the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park area to the San Francisco Bay Area. We had been here once before and liked it enough we thought it was worth at least an extra day or two instead of being just a one night stopover. The park has quite a bit of bird activity this time of year. Although we didn’t see the osprey or a bald eagle reportedly seen recently, we did see red-tailed hawks, black phoebe, say’s phoebe, American coots, mallards, western bluebirds, yellow-rumped warblers, American robins and northern flickers and some LBBs (unidentifiable little brown birds).

The campground is adjacent to some hills. While there we enjoyed a hike to Zanja Peak that involved an elevation gain of 1,000 feet or so over roughly 2 miles one way, 4 miles out and back. Views were nice especially since nearby mountains had a dusting of snow. [READ MORE…]

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2 thoughts on “Yucaipa Regional Park Campground, Yucaipa, CA”

  1. Hi Russ, Just wanted you to know that I appreciate your posts, updates, and reviews. I started subscribing to your blog several years ago when you were starting out in Charlene. At the time, like you, I was a single person with a Class C RV getting ready to embark on a solo journey. And now, like you, I am traveling with a companion and enjoying it immensely. Thank you for sharing your travels with all of us and best wishes for a safe and joyful journey.

    Sue P.S. Tell Jane I am eager to try her lentil soup recipe!

    On Tue, Feb 5, 2019 at 11:13 AM Russ on the Road wrote:

    > Russ On The Road posted: ” We stopped here for the second time in January > of 2019 for a few days on our way from the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park > area to the San Francisco Bay Area. We had been here once before and liked > it enough we thought it was worth at least an extra day” >

    1. Sue,

      Thank you so very much for your kind words. You made my day.

      I’m so glad to hear that you have found a companion and are out on the road.

      I’m not sure if you were being tongue-in-cheek when you mentioned Jane’s soup recipe or confused Jane with Diane. Diane is my girlfriend. Jane Brody is the author of the Good Food book and others and is a personal health columnist for the NY Times. The lentil soup recipe I posted, BTW, is really, really good. Everybody I’ve made it for has really liked it. For the record, Diane is a wonderful cook too!

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