Hello there. I wonder if you could help us out at all? We are from the UK and planning a trip down the Oregon and California coast in June. We aim to camp as it is cost effective and somewhat enjoyable. As we are from the UK we are not used to anything remotely dangerous in terms of creatures and have worked ourselves up a bit worrying about the dangers of ticks and associated diseases when camping in California. So what are the dangers and are we right to worry? Do we just take some simple precautions or is there virtually no chance of anything tick/disease related anyway?
We will be sticking close to the coast (if this makes any difference).
Any advice/experience would be very welcome :)