My friend and I are trying to plan a nice 1 or two night camping ride in Southern California. Here are our requirements:
1) We want to have to camp. We would like to start out at point A, and have to make it to point B (where we would camp), and then the next day ride to point C, where we would have a truck waiting. In other words, we don't want to just camp at a cool riding spot and do loops all day, we want a destination.
2) Lower elevation would be nice, because we want to do this within two months from now.
Anyone with any ideas, your thoughts will be greatly appreciated, thanks-
This would be a pretty cool route; http://www.geoladders.com/show_route.php?route=178
after droping Coldwater, then riding back up Indian Truck, you could camp out up around the Santiago Peak. Then insted of droping Holy Jim, you could drop Joplin http://www.geoladders.com/show_route.php?route=17 and still end up back at your truck.
Or go to the Geoladders site http://www.geoladders.com/overview.php and create your own personal route.
Just remember that within the next few months, our area will be under a more extensive fire watch than we already are. I would plan on having a cold (no open fire) campsite.
Enjoy your ride.
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Someone on Geoladders did a route that I believe was something like Blackstar to Blue Jay campground (above San Juan Trail), camped there, then rode back. It's probably a personal route, but you could search for it on geoLadders and maybe message him for a description.
Also, while you said you aren't interested in loops, you could always check out Idyllwild (weather permitting) and ride the Idyllwild Spring Challenge course (the Pro/Expert version is 30 miles and I believe over 6k climbing), camp at Hurkey Creek, then go ride Thomas Mountain - Ramona Trail the next day. It's not really an overnight ride, but hey. Both trails are fun
Thanks guys. I checked out both rides and we are trting to decide. I'll post pictures when it's all over.