By Miriam Raftery
Photos by Robin Norris Kendall, Miriam Raftery, and Mike Uhrhammer
November 15, 2016 (Lakeside) – If you love camping but don’t want to lug around camping gear, now there’s a fun new camping experience at Lake Jennings in San Diego’s East County: tipis!
They’re spacious – each measures 20 feet in diameter, made of canvas from Colorado and pine wood poles from Montana. Tipi (also spelled tee-pee) is a Lakota Sioux Indian word meaning “living in.” The Native Americans used buffalo hides to make their tipis, which were toted on horseback from site to site across the Great Plains.