Bakersfield Parks for Fall Camping

Fall is a great time to explore the outdoors because the suffocating heat of summer has cooled into crisp autumn air. Here are some great nearby parks for fall camping experiences.

Sequoia National Forest

One of the most famed species of tree, the sequoia, can be found in this beautiful and diverse national forest. Camp among these giants, known as the world’s largest tree, and explore diverse ecosystems spread out over several altitudes and landscapes.

Bakersfield Parks for Fall Camping - Sequoia National Forest

Sequoia National Forest: Photo taken by H Matthew Howarth.

Kern River Campground

Though smaller than the Sequoia National Forest, the Kern River Campground still boasts 28 acres of pristine landscape. Nearby attractions such as the California Living Museum, Hart Park, and Lake Ming are only a short trip away.

Tehachapi Mountain Park

Hiking, horseback-riding, and camping are all welcome at this stunning park just 8 miles southwest of the town of Tehachapi. The similarly-named mountain range in the park serves as the dividing line between the San Joaquin Valley and Los Angeles Basin.

Greenhorn Mountain Park

Get away from it all in this idyllic spot among the woods down in the valley, with over 61 campsites located near the Greenhorn Summit Amphitheater. This park is also near Kern River Canyon, renowned for its hot springs.

Reserve one of these parks for fall camping today, and experience the magic of enjoying the wilderness before it gets too cold!

Upcoming Mazda RX-9 Sports Car Based on RX-VISION Concept

Mazda RX-9 Sports Car

Mazda RX-9 Vision Concept

Mazda’s board of directors has recently confirmed that the RX-Vision Concept, debuted last year at the Tokyo Auto Show, has finally been greenlit for a production model that will be referred to as the Mazda RX-9 sports car. When the concept was first unveiled, it spurred rumors that the legendary RX-8 would be getting a successor, and it seems all the speculation has finally come true. Plus, the upcoming RX-9 has another surprise waiting under its hood, according to industry insiders; Mazda’s legendary rotary motor is coming back.

2017 is an important year for Mazda and for its iconic rotary engine, as it marks fifty years since Felix Wankel first created the original Wankel rotary motor and used it to power the Cosmo. Now, Mazda is still the only name in the industry with the know-how to build the exclusive type of engine, and as Ikuo Maeda—the Mazda RX-VISION’s general manager of design—says, “If we give up [the rotary engine], it’ll disappear.”

That’s why rumors say that the Mazda RX-9 sports car will make use of an updated 1.6-liter, two-rotor, turbocharged Wankel engine. If the RX-9 achieves its goal weight of just under 2,900 lbs, we could be looking at a lightweight, 400-horsepower coupe. Keep an eye here at Bakersfield Mazda for future updates on the concept!