Frequently Asked Questions
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Q: Do we need a four wheel drive to go down the side roads of the road trips you write about?
A: Most of the road trips are on paved or gravel surface, we’ll let you know the condition of side roads that may require vehicles with higher road clearance.
Q: What are a good set of provisions to bring on any of the road trips?
A: Before any road trip, you should always be aware of the weather and current road conditions and prepare accordingly. A working spare tire, tire changing tools, cell phone, water, food, etc. are some of the basic items you should bring along.
Q: We have children and want to start camping with them. Are most of the campgrounds you mention in the trips safe with regards other people in the campgrounds?
A: We have always felt safe in the various campgrounds we have stayed in. I would advise you to find a site away from young people as they tend to be noisy at night but in general most people are respectful of neighboring campers. And you may notice that a lot of the campgrounds we use are pretty unpopulated.
Q: Nick, what type of flies do you like to use on Hat Creek?
A: In fast moving water, particularly midday, I like to use weighted nymphs, evenings, depending on the hatch, mostly mayfly imitations, on the lower, meandering sections, try Joes Hoppers cast along the cutback banks during the warm days of summer.