For anyone looking for a camping experience in California’s Eastern Sierra, there’s a new app that will help you camp like a pro in the area.
The Eastern Sierra Camping app was recently launched to help people find campsites and resources in the region known for its towering sequoia trees, crystal clear lakes and seemingly endless outdoor destinations. The app provides a detailed map of the region, fire restrictions and alerts, closures, detailed rules of each campsite and tips on how to leave no trace.
“When we talk about environmental stewardship in mountain destinations, too often the conversation is about visitors being the problem. With some basic planning and communication, we feel strongly that our visitors are actually the solution,“ said John Urdi, Mammoth Lakes Tourism’s Executive Director. “We hear every day from folks who want to help. These programs are about showing them how, and doing it in a way that’s fun and enjoyable.”
With the Eastern Sierra region leading the way for sustainable outdoor tourism, the question remains if other popular regions of California will follow suit. For the many visitors who help the economy in these wilderness-rich regions, a complete guide to the outdoors in one easy location on a smartphone may be the best way to inform people of the best way to recreate.
Will we see more apps like this in the future? We sure hope so.