Some may sniff at the lodging that closes part of the year due to weather, but we prefer to be annoyingly glass-half-full in this regard. After all, if a hotel, inn, or campsite closes for a few months due to extreme hot or cold, that likely means it is in a rather stunning and/or extreme location. Making the time it is open rather remarkable and special.
Our state has a number of such destinations -- and, no, they're not all closed in the winter (see Death Valley's Inn at Furnace Creek) -- and one such place is about to open for its warm-weather reservations. We're talking about the beautiful Bearpaw High Sierra Camp, which sits at 7,800 feet, not far from the Giant Sequoia Forest.