Are you looking to truly reconnect with nature? Say goodbye to busy life (and cell service) and head to Pine Mountain Campground to really get away from it all. You'll be up at an elevation of 6,650 feet, so you'll get your fill of the beautiful surrounding views of wilderness during your retreat.
As we mentioned, these campsites are so far off of the beaten path that they don't even get cell service, so you'll want to take some extra precautions before you head to your secret haven. Stock up properly and bring enough drinking water to last you for your stay. The nearest stores are 15 miles away, so you're not going to want to be popping into them often. You're in bear country, so always store your -- and your pup's -- food in your car, unseen.
The campground is made up of six sites seated in a circle, so keep your pooch close by so as not to disrupt other campers. This may mean keeping them leashed, if necessary. Each site has a fire pit with a grill, a picnic table, and a pit toilet. Things can get pretty buggy here, so be sure to bring repellent and a bug net -- and think of your poor doggo as well, if the bugs are really biting.
The main draw to this area, other than seclusion, is definitely Rose Valley Falls. If you and your pooch are up for a hike, head to the Rose Valley Campground Trail to access the falls. This waterfall is made up of two tiers -- one is fairly easy to get to, but the other (and more spectacular) tier is quite a difficult climb on loose terrain. Explore carefully, and make sure your woofer is safe through the journey. Your reward will be an incredible view of the area's tallest waterfall!
As long as you keep safety in mind through your stay (please bring a first aid kit), you and your fur-baby can have the wild adventure of a lifetime at Pine Mountain Campground!