Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 08-17-2016, 01:48 PM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Canyon Country, CA
Posts: 95
Seeking advice for SoCal weekend quickie / LA area

Hello SMB family,

we just have the weekend available but an intense desire to get away for a night.
Is anyone willing to volunteer advice on a great boondocking spot in the 4hr driving range of LA, preferably going north / higher elevation?
We are located in Canyon Country and would love to have a little solitude for two days....
Our rig does have 4x4 but we aren't looking for an extreme drive (at least for this weekend).

Thanks so much!

Anette
__________________

PlayOutside is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2016, 03:47 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
bemerritt's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: San Clemente, CA
Posts: 418
Right on the edge of your 4 hour journey is Naciemento-Ferguson road in Big Sur. Plenty of info on google. Free camping, but there will definitely be people there. However I think the view is worth it and have driven from Orange County to stay one night there.

That being said, I am looking forward to seeing other responses, as I will soon be 4x4 capable, and love getting away for the weekend.
__________________

bemerritt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2016, 04:19 PM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Canyon Country, CA
Posts: 95
Thanks so much for your kind advice! I'll definitely check that out as soon as I get home tonight!

Anette
PlayOutside is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2016, 04:54 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
bemerritt's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: San Clemente, CA
Posts: 418
You inspired me to look at old pics, this was from just below where we camped

bemerritt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2016, 08:12 PM   #5
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Posts: 92
Can't go wrong going to the Big Sur coast, but a wildfire had Highway 1 closed as of Monday (http://sfist.com/2016/08/15/soberanes_fire_fells_trees_in_big_s.php); good to check on conditions before heading there.

Closer to home is the Old Ridge Route paralleling I-5, a historic road over the Tejon Pass, originally built in 1915 (http://www.ridgeroute.com/story6.htm). You pick it up headed northbound in Castaic. Near the top of the grade is a graded gravel forest service road, 7N23, which goes up to ~5000' elevation headed east toward Liebre Mtn. and Sawmill Mtn. in the Angeles National Forest, and presumably some cooler temperatures. I can vouch for the Ridge Route, but haven't been on 7N23; will be exploring it this weekend. Google Earth shows open terrain, with numerous turnouts suitable for camping. We like our solitude, too, but who knows, we might cross paths if you go that way.

Best of travels!

JK
Jack K is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2016, 09:31 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
pinz712's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: CA
Posts: 148
Garage
We have come to enjoy Yellow Post for both they are off the path and are free.
San Bernardino National Forest - Camping & Cabinsispersed Camping
pinz712 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2016, 02:52 PM   #7
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Canyon Country, CA
Posts: 95
Thanks so much for chiming in. While the coast sounds great, I'll save that for a longer weekend when the fires are over.... Jack, the Old Ridge seems like a good idea. We were thinking about Frazier Park and above.
I think we'll just pack up, hit the road and see where we land
PlayOutside is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2016, 12:58 PM   #8
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Ventura County, California
Posts: 71
Another place to consider is Pine Mountain campground on Pine Mtn Ridge Road, off the 33, north of Ojai Here it is on Google Maps: https://www.google.com/maps/dir//34....7,15.75z?hl=en
It will definitely be cooler. That's the first place I took my brand new SMB in mid-July 4 years ago. But there aren't many campsites so it could be crowded.
- Steve
SteveTOaks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2016, 04:13 PM   #9
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 72
May want to confirm with the forest service prior some of those Angeles roads around sawmill and liebre mountain have been closed due to fire damage.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
glasspack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2016, 09:04 AM   #10
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Canyon Country, CA
Posts: 95
We just hit the road and I think we figured it out. Obviously we have a bunch of recent fires and fire damage, so we will avoid those areas. We heard about a few forest roads that connect Jawbone OHV and the Sequoia NF, so we are heading up there to explore. I'll report back
__________________

PlayOutside is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Sportsmobile Registry

[HOONIVAN]

Shaggy

Agnes

alta825
Add your Sportsmobile
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:41 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.