We wanted to spend Memorial Day camping but living in CA has taught us to avoid all popular outdoor destinations over a long weekend. Our colleague recommended the Stanislaus National Forest as a way to experience the Sierras without dealing with the crowds. So we planned a camping trip. We also took our bikes with us. Stanislaus did not disappoint. We camped, biked, and hiked along the lake. A wonderful way to experience the Sierras without the crowds!