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Vince Pearson
(Roughneck) - F
Need Help on 07/16/2010 21:09:45 MDT Print View

I'm new to the backpacking world, i live in California and really want to get out there and do an overnight-er. i have plenty of gear, just not sure if i need a permit, or where to go, or if its legal to camp in national forests in California, or where to park. could some one please give me some info on this?

Ed Engel
(Doorknob) - F

Locale: West of what you think is west
Re: Need Help on 07/16/2010 22:04:21 MDT Print View

Tell us what area you want to go to or what area you live in.

Vince Pearson
(Roughneck) - F
need help on 07/16/2010 22:07:20 MDT Print View

I live in long beach... I was thinking about the Angeles National Forest. Really just want to go anywhere and test my gear.

Vince Pearson
(Roughneck) - F
Need Help on 07/17/2010 20:26:52 MDT Print View


Ken T.
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: All up in there
Re: Need Help on 07/17/2010 20:34:22 MDT Print View

Perfectly legal to camp in the national forests. Angeles is a great place to start. You have many great areas down there to keep you busy for some time. Go to A16 or REI and look at the guidebooks for some better idea for what is around you. Have fun out there.

Mike In Socal
(rcmike) - MLife

Locale: California
Camping near Los Angeles on 07/17/2010 23:29:45 MDT Print View


Check out which is a blog for LA and SoCal hiking. Specifically, there is an article that lists serveral spots in the Angeles Crest National forest

and a list of campgrounds: