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    Quote Originally Posted by TheQ View Post
    Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, & narrow-mindedness, & many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men & things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.
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    I live by this, I have lived and loved all over the world, and if I were king, our citizens would find it mandatory to live outside our boarders for no less than 5 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigfanboy View Post
    I will be in Palo Alto all next week, November 4-8. I am looking for a 1 day, easy camp, Saturday Nov 9th. I have a recent, 6 weeks, Achilles tendon surgery healing up so I cannot hike too far. My plan is to drive down to Big Sur, and drive into Botcher's Gap. I can camp at the camp there, non to little hiking, or walk off into the woods a bit and find a nice place down by the river.

    My thought is the lows will be around 45-50, and a chance of rain.

    For those who know Big Sur does this sound right?

    I would love to hike to crazy land Sykes, just so I could see it and take a dip. But 1. it's too far for my ankle, 2. I hear it's a zoo all year round.

    Thoughts, ideas, input, all welcome

    Ciao

    Sounds right, but will be humid and likely foggy overnight. That turns "brisk" into "chilly".

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    Welcome to the golden state, Fronkey! Hope to run into you sometime!
    I may be dumb, but at least I'm ugly!

    I've done so much, with so little, for so long, now I can do anything with nothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iRokk View Post
    Welcome to the golden state, Fronkey! Hope to run into you sometime!
    Thanks dude. I made it here yesterday and I'm sure that I'll see you on the trail soon.

    Fronkey

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    I"m glad you asked this question too. I live near the bay area, right between San Fran and Sac, and I've had some trouble finding quick weekend backpacking places. There are tons of camp grounds around but they seem to be geared toward t*4ts and tourists. I have found a few gyms like Steep Ravine on the cost and I'm planning a trip to Point Reyes National Park. I still need to get my butt out to Tahoe or Yosemite but thats 3-4 hours driving and I don't have all the proper winter gear.

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    Hey fearsomepelican, Hi from a fellow Fairfieldite, Pt Reyes, Sky Camp sites #5 & #6 are your best options for hanging at Pt. Reyes. I'm planning a trip soon. Looking forward to seeing you on the trail…..gary

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    Anyone know of any good places to hang in the mountains between Santa Cruz and San Jose? Maybe Big Basin? Or even simply along the road? I have no issue simply pulling off to a safe spot and hiking in a bit.
    Last edited by bigfanboy; 11-04-2013 at 08:42.

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    If you don't feel like going up 49 there is always Washington. It's a little town off hiway 20 about 15 miles east and 6 miles down off to the left just after the scenic Sierra Butes Overlook. Lots of camping the other side of town on Poorman's Creek, a dozen or so lakes and other locations. Just remember to take enough gas to get back to Nevada City, there isn't any in Washington. BTW the locals are great folks, they just look spooky
    Also don't overlook Bear Valley a few miles further east of the Washington turnoff. Hike back into Drumm lake and several other small lakes in the Vehicle Restricted Area a few miles beyond the PG&E camp. Get a TNF map at the station in town or at White Cloud Station, it's on the way up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigfanboy View Post
    Anyone know of any good places to hang in the mountains between Santa Cruz and San Jose? Maybe Big Basin? Or even simply along the road? I have no issue simply pulling off to a safe spot and hiking in a bit.
    Castle rock state park. A few miles hike in and usually pretty quiet. I've hung there before but can't remember which site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigfanboy View Post
    Anyone know of any good places to hang in the mountains between Santa Cruz and San Jose? Maybe Big Basin? Or even simply along the road? I have no issue simply pulling off to a safe spot and hiking in a bit.
    Henry Coe State Park in Morgan Hill. You'll have to study the terrain before heading out to make sure there a trees where you want to settle for the night. About an hour south of San Jose. You cannot hang in Big Basin Redwoods, only tents allowed. Very nice waterfalls.

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