This Fourth of July, Brian and I loaded up the Toyota Highlander with our favorite goodies and libations and headed to the American River. We were ready to escape the San Francisco Fog for some fly-fishing, cocktailing, and warm, sunny weather.
The American River was an important part of the Califonia Gold rush. Gold miners often used explosives to divert parts of the river creating a dry river bed that made mining for gold much easier. The lure of gold riches brought many men seeking fortune to the American River. At the Gold Rush’s height more than 10,000 people lived along the river’s banks.
Today, the American River is place to fly-fish for wild trout and enjoy a little bit of paradise. Brian and I love to escape here for the warm weather, peace, beauty, quiet, and of course, the excellent fishing!
Our American River campground contributes that “smidge of roughing it” appreciated by the cocktail camper. This means that the campground is rough but not too rough! It has a great outdoor kitchen with several grills, a sink with running water, and lots of counter space. Brian is a master of the grill and always makes sure we have plenty of delicious food to accompany our tasty cocktails.
“How can I practice the cocktail camping lifestyle?” you may be asking yourself. It’s easy. You just need a few staple items as the foundation of your cocktail camping fun. Below are some items we are never without during our cocktail camping adventures.
What’s next on our cocktail camping agenda this summer? More trips to the American River for sure! Stay tuned for more signature cocktails, delicious dinners, and roughing it (just a little bit) in the glorious state of California!