Big bear and Julian areas are the best in the SD area...unless you make yourself a stand. Then you would be able to hang anywhere. On second thought, the La Jolla area should be a good spot if there is a campground...Never made it to that part of SD longer than to drive through. I was stationed there for three year and only did the big bear thing a few times. Now that i have a portable stand, i would hang all over the place there. There are a lot of hangers from the SD area, John Sawyer is from LA area i think, but he is one of the more experienced guys on that side of the continent.
Anyways, Welcome to the forums from Guam!
"We do not go to the green woods and crystal waters to rough it, we go to smooth it."- G. W. Sears
My forum name is Fish<><; I'm in the navy; and I hate sleeping on the ground. If I didn't need ground to walk on or measure resistance to, I think I could happily give it up.