Although Vanagons are becoming rarer with each passing year, the older air-cooled versions are even more scarce and unique. When my friend Eric and his family informed me they would be camping near our home, I of course jumped at the opportunity to join up with another air-cooled beauty. Here we are just before heading up almost 6,000ft to our beautiful spot in the San Gabriel mountains.
I neglected to bring any warm clothes but thankfully Brooke was able to borrow a jacket and hat from her buddy River.
The night was cool, however, we were super warm with the help of our Mr. Buddy heater (windows cracked open of course) and woke up to another beautiful morning in the mountains. We visited the Crystal Lake Café across the road for some morning beverages, and yes that is snow!