May 20th, 2010

camping? next weekend?

So, this sounds crazy, but I want to go camping on Memorial Day weekend. Just like 10 million other people, right?

I have two options-
--Car camping (in a campground): We are considering getting a spot on Thursday, just to have one on Friday. Good idea? Would anyone want to camp in a spot to hold it for us until Friday or Saturday?
--Backpacking: can anyone recommend a place where we could do a shorter (under 10 miles hike with little elevation) trip where a million other people won't be there? Or a hiker/biker camp that would be fun with a million other people, but where we would be sure to get a spot?

Also, since it is a holiday weekend, I don't want to have to drive too far in the awful traffic. Are my plans impossible?