Hi all! I am in the beginning stages of planning a summer road trip with a couple young kids and a large dog. We will be leaving from Central California, and would consider going as far as Idaho/Montana, if doable. Since I've got the dog, I know some places wont work for us, and I am not really looking for any major attractions, just cheap or free dog/kid friendly camping and short distance hiking. Rivers, lakes, that kind of stuff. The less people, the better :)
I know I want to hit up Northern California, and definitely Oregon, and as I said above, possibly Idaho and western Montana. As far as time, I'm pretty flexible, at least 2 weeks, on up to close to a month at most. Probably head out after July 4th, and spend the rest of the month traveling, spending at least two nights at each spot.
Any suggestions as far as camping spots or places to avoid? Again, I am pretty flexible with time and destinations, I just want to make sure to go places where my dog won't be banned and my kids can have fun.