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kevin smith
los padres on 04/12/2013 20:20:44 MDT Print View

weekend bump

two weeks away guys if you are interrested shout out should be good weather and

lots of fun espically if you sleep close to jacks tarp :)


Craig W.
(xnomanx) - F - M
Los Padres on 04/12/2013 20:36:26 MDT Print View

I still have this on my radar and plan on coming out for Saturday night and leaving Sunday morning, likely with my son. I still have to check back with Adan and see if he's coming too.

Backpack Jack
(jumpbackjack) - F

Locale: Armpit of California
Los Padres on 04/12/2013 21:56:32 MDT Print View


If you guys make it out I'll bring some really, really nice cupcakes from our local bakery, just a little temptation for ya! What flavor do you like? or should I ask, are you allergic to any thing? Maybe I should just suprise you with one of their many flavors, like Lemon with White Chocolate which was featured in the Oprah magazine, this thing melts in your mouth. I may have to bring some for everybody now, LOL. I can, just need to know how many are coming and who wants one.


Edited by jumpbackjack on 04/12/2013 21:58:53 MDT.

kevin smith
cupcakes on 04/13/2013 07:38:29 MDT Print View

i dont need any temptation jack i just need you to bring three cupcakes just for me

i need one for each day of the trip in all different flavors i will be able to hike 15 miles a day with the sugar rush from those things but they sure are yummy


Erik Dietz

Locale: Los Angeles
Hi on 04/13/2013 13:50:20 MDT Print View

If this is still going on and I can escape from work, I'll be there for Saturday and Sunday. I was just up in the Sespe Wilderness two weekends ago and it was beautiful. Warm and pretty windy. Where do you guys plan on meeting Saturday morning?


kevin smith
gene marshall on 04/14/2013 21:58:07 MDT Print View

hi erik

trip is still on so come on out i have to work out some details but the plan will be to meet at the gene marshall piedra blanca trail head at camp shiedeck saturday
morning im going to try to shoot for 9-30 to 10 ish am once i have a tenative final head count of everyone attending i will post up the meeting time and directions for anyone needing them


kevin smith
getting closer on 04/18/2013 08:08:49 MDT Print View

little over a week left

im going to go pick up adventure passes this weekend so if anyone needs any please post up and i can pick them up for you these are required in the lp national forrest

however i do not know how heavily they are enforced anyway better to have them just in case

should be a good trip


Backpack Jack
(jumpbackjack) - F

Locale: Armpit of California
getting closer on 04/18/2013 08:38:07 MDT Print View

can we get a head count.

kevin smith
head count on 04/20/2013 19:24:37 MDT Print View

7 days left guys and im trying to get a tentative head count

please chime in if you are even remotely interrested in going on this trip

we are currently looking at a plan b option if this trip has no interrest

so far the trip is a go but if we decide to go with plan b i will make that decision and announcement later this week

let me know yea or naa if you think you will make it out

thanks guys


Craig W.
(xnomanx) - F - M
Re: head count on 04/20/2013 19:36:52 MDT Print View

I'll be there with my son. Not sure what time I'll hit the trail so I'll just hike in solo and plan on meeting you guys at Bear camp.

Adan can't make it.
I might be bringing another friend and his son, but he hasn't committed (I think it's unlikely).

If you guys have a plan B and want to do something else, go for it, don't worry about me. I'll likely head up the Sespe or backpack somewhere else with my son either way.

kevin smith
los padres on 04/20/2013 20:24:07 MDT Print View

not trying to abort the trip

just wanted to see if anyone was still on board for it

i am bringing my 8 yr old son with me so that will work out good

trip is still a go as of this point


Justin Baker
(justin_baker) - F

Locale: Santa Rosa, CA
Re: los padres on 04/20/2013 21:18:40 MDT Print View

I have to bail on this.

Hikin' Jim
(hikin_jim) - MLife

Locale: Orange County, CA, USA
Re: Re: los padres on 04/21/2013 08:19:25 MDT Print View

I'm tied up that weekend, but that looks like a super trip in an area that I'd like to hit. I hope you'll post a TR.

Adventures in Stoving

Matthew mcgurk
(phatpacker) - F

Locale: Central coast California
suggestions on 04/21/2013 22:29:29 MDT Print View

Highly suggest just camping at heartbreak seems to me like a better camp.then pine moutain lodge. Although you may want to check out condor trail page on Facebook to check current water conditions

Craig W.
(xnomanx) - F - M
Re: los padres on 04/25/2013 17:40:44 MDT Print View

Who all is going on this?

Nico .
(NickB) - MLife

Locale: Los Padres National Forest
Los Padres trip on 04/25/2013 18:52:21 MDT Print View

Looks like I'm out. My weekend is looking like it will be filled with domestic duties and a training run or two closer to home instead. Bummer. Hope you guys have fun if you still go.

Lets work on planning a fun loop out this way for next winter. Jan/Feb in Los Padres is my favorite time out there. Plenty of water, cool temps, no snakes or ticks, few people... life is good...

kevin smith
los padres on 04/25/2013 22:14:17 MDT Print View

so far

the head count will be at 5 if craig and his son are still planning on heading out

have not heard from erik d yet as to if he will be in for saturday night

the plan will be to meet at the trail head at camp shiedeck around 9-30-10 am saturday morning and hike to beartrap camp for saturday night

if you are going to be later than 10 am which is fine we may just meet you at beartrap (about 5 miles in from trailhead

to get to trailhead take hwy 33 to lockwood walley road and turn left if heading south right if heading north follow lockwood valley road easterly for aproximatly 3.5 miles to the sign for camp sheideck and make a right follow the shgort road to the trailhead

hope everyone is still planning to attend should be a nice time out there might be a tad warm but it is what it is

see ya saturday


kevin smith
los padres on 04/26/2013 20:40:21 MDT Print View

i am saddened to say that the trip has fallen apart at the last minute

due to a number of different circumstances i will have to postpone this hike until a later date

maybe a late fall early winter trip might work better we will see


dave p
(hipass) - F

Locale: Los Angeles
x on 05/01/2013 19:03:59 MDT Print View

i might just go goof off at reyes peak this weekend after taking a dunk in the pond in malibu!