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Re: Calico?

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Post by BruisedFJ » Thu Jan 08, 2009 10:22 am

E-train wrote:How about a place with big trees where you can feel the Spring time? Is there a place like that around here with good trails and group camping that might be a little different than Big Bear and Summerfest?
There's Kennedy Meadows or Fish Creek, just at the southern-most tip of Sequoia, only a couple hours outside of Los Angeles (up the 395 to J41). Big trees, very mountainous, and the Sherman Jeep Trail has plenty of rocks and tight spots between trees.

The negatives are 1) far for San Diegans, 2) I only know of 2 other challenging trails, 3) the drive to trails from camp could be 30 to 45 minutes.
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Re: Calico?

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Post by E-train » Thu Jan 08, 2009 11:35 am

Okay. I don't mind a bit longer drive.

Thanks for mentioning that option. I'm newer here to the S.D. area and so I don't know a lot of options...or I'd mention some.

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Re: Calico?

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Post by aw12345 » Thu Jan 08, 2009 6:29 pm

When its cold and windy camp in one of the mines/ caves keep ya nice and comfy
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Re: Calico?

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Post by NotAMog » Thu Jan 08, 2009 9:36 pm

Monache Meadows which is located on the North end of the Kern River Plateau (Kennedy Meadows area) is a great place to visit in the late Spring and early Summer for the profusion of wild flowers. There is a primitive campground at the end of the road next to the Kern River.

The Sherman Jeep Trail which starts near there is typically opened in mid to late May by the Ridgecrest Gear Grinders 4x4 club from the East and the Bakersfield Trailblazers 4x4 club from the West. They work through the day clearing the usual fallen trees and filling washed out ruts until they meet on the trail. They might enjoy some help from the OAUSA folks when it's time to open the trail later this year.
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Re: Calico?

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Post by OLLIE » Sat Jan 10, 2009 9:31 pm

NotAMog wrote: They might enjoy some help from the OAUSA folks when it's time to open the trail later this year.
Please keep us posted on this.
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Post by BruisedFJ » Mon Jan 12, 2009 7:22 pm

OLLIE wrote:
NotAMog wrote: They might enjoy some help from the OAUSA folks when it's time to open the trail later this year.
Please keep us posted on this.
Me too, I'd definitely put some sweat equity into that beautiful place.

Ollie, does it sound like the board is leaning toward Calico, or do you need to post up a survey. I had such a blast in Mojave, I'm already looking forward to Springfest and how I can do more to contribute to these OAUSA events.
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Re: Calico?

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Post by OLLIE » Wed Jan 14, 2009 8:24 pm

bruisedFJ wrote:
OLLIE wrote:
NotAMog wrote: They might enjoy some help from the OAUSA folks when it's time to open the trail later this year.
Please keep us posted on this.
Me too, I'd definitely put some sweat equity into that beautiful place.

Ollie, does it sound like the board is leaning toward Calico, or do you need to post up a survey. I had such a blast in Mojave, I'm already looking forward to Springfest and how I can do more to contribute to these OAUSA events.
We are having a Board meeting tonight. I will table the question then and get something going. ;)
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Re: Calico?

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Post by BorregoWrangler » Wed Jan 14, 2009 9:50 pm

OLLIE wrote:We are having a Board meeting tonight. I will table the question then and get something going. ;)
Yay! :D
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Re: Calico?

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Post by OLLIE » Sat Jan 17, 2009 6:54 pm

Calico it is... :D
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Re: Calico?

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Post by BorregoWrangler » Sun Jan 18, 2009 10:08 am

OLLIE wrote:Calico it is... :D
Well, I'd say that someone (not me) should jump in here and start organizing things. Maybe a poll for the date and then start having folks sign up. Looking forward to this one! :D
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