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Bikepacking in Los Padres
Erik, Bikes are not allowed in designated wilderness areas, of which the Sespe River Trail falls within (the Sespe Wilderness). Only foot/stock traffic allowed. That said, there are some gre...

In Bikepacking & Bicycle Touring » Mountain Biking on the Sespe River Trail (So. CA)
January 13, 1:24pm

Hi Erik, The Sespe River Trail would be a great trip. The main trail follows an old dirt road (now trail) along the Sespe River. Parts of it get a little brushy and hard to follow as you get m...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Free for 4 days in January, need ideas for a trip
January 11, 12:29pm

4 free days in Jan
How about something in the Los Padres National Forest just a little north of you behind Ojai/Santa Barbara? Lots of options ranging from fairly well-maintained trails to practically non-existent...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Free for 4 days in January, need ideas for a trip
January 09, 1:48pm

Wildflowers in CA
Check out Los Padres National Forest. The area around Figueroa Mountain (behind Santa Ynez, CA) is locally popular for wildflower displays around March/Arpil. There are lots of hiking trails in t...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Wildflowers in California
January 04, 11:41am

Neutral Colors for me
I prefer neutral colors or earth tones. I'm not really into bright colors for any of my personal things (clothes, truck, backpacking gear, etc.). I don't really want to stand out or draw ...

In GEAR » Patagonia Brilliant Neon Colors in Outdoor Gear - Woohoo!
January 04, 11:08am

Southern CA
A 2012 get-together would be fun for the southern CA BPL contingent. We did a small one last spring in the Sespe Wilderness behind Ojai. Had about a dozen folks show up from around central CA a...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Southern California
December 20, 11:15am

Winter Backpacking in Los Padres
Lots of great options in the Los Padres for winter backpacking. Outside of Big Sur, I'm not too familiar with what the northern parts of the LPNF have to offer around the San Luis Obispo area,...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Winter backpacking a few hours south of the Bay Area
December 16, 4:29pm

Winter Solstice
I'll be traveling on the actual solstice but I hope to get out to the spot in my avatar on a day close to the solstice. It's a Native American rock art site in a shallow cave; the settin...

In Chaff » How are you celebrating the winter soltice?
December 07, 4:44pm

Punk Rock Lovin' Ultralighters
I grew up in southern CA in the 80s and early 90s surfing and skating. I've listened to, and went to shows of, a lot of great bands. As cassettes got phased out, so did a lot of my punk album...

In Chaff » Punk Rock Lovin' Ultralighters
December 07, 10:38am

what do you wear
It's not rigid by any means, but here's my general clothing systems for my seasons. Warm/dry weather: worn: running shorts (Patagonia Nine Trails) or thin soft shell pants (Patagonia R...

In GEAR » What do you wear?
December 06, 6:14pm

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