Thanks to those who showed up. Here's a recap for those who couldn't make it.
Tentative Car Arrangements
Fabian, we've decided not to include your friends in our plans for now. They are more than welcome to come and join us, but will have their own site responsibilities. We should be able to accommodate them for food and stuff but need to know in advance. So far we only have enough people driving up Friday morning for TWO site reservations. That is a maximum of four vehicles, which have been filled (see above).
I will append a supplies inventory later tonight.
Friday, April 11, 2008
Basic site are on a FIRST COME FIRST SERVE basis only! Limit one site claim per car. Site have maximum of 2 cars. Gate opens 7AM. Group sites are available for reservations but are $160/night (compared to the $60/night combined for 3 sites) and require a $25 non-refnd fee. The group site is huge (30 ppl and 8 cars). See magenta outline in image above. At that point we might as well invite more people.
So here are our options (assuming charged per day?):
Send three cars Friday to reserve three camp sites.
Site costs would be 3($20/night x 3 days)= $180
Per person cost(13)= $14
Car entry (one time)= $8
Try to reserve group site Barona Butte.
Site costs would be 1($160/night x 3 days) = $480
Per person cost(13) = $37
Car entry = $8
invite more people to bring per person cost down?
I'm willing to drive up Friday. Anyone else? We will be limited to 6 vehicles for three sites. So somehow we need to fit 13 people plus gear. We'll figure that out later.
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
i volunteer my boat since i bought the damn thing for instances like camping. really eager to use it for what it was built for and see what i can do! I'm already getting a roof system for snowboard and surfing gear for summer and later next season, however, lemme know if you guys think i should pick up one of those big coffin things so that we can jam more beer in there... or a sixth passenger.
Monday, April 7, 2008
This one is near Morrow Bay and San Luis Obisbo. It a 3.5 hr drive, definitely a little further than SB. It's got cliffs, rocky and sandy beaches, canyons and hills. The bad part is.. no showers.., but I'd keep this for backup or something, because its really pretty, and its got a lot of room for exploring.
Saturday, April 5, 2008
So here's suggestion number one: Lake Cachuma in Santa Barbara County might be a good start. It's about 2 hours west of Pasadena. See link below for more info. There are restrooms and showers for the ladies, and still enough places for Derek to go Man vs. Wild. whatever that means.
Cachuma Lake Recreation Area
It's got boat rentals and short trails from 1/4 mile to 4 miles. It's a bit picnicky, with golf courses nearby, but I'm willing to ignore them. Picnic tables and BBQ pit included.
Welcome to the camping blog!
I hoping we could use this to post our findings and begin organizing the trip a bit. We should also meet up once every now and then just to move things along or it will never happen. This blog could be used to document our decisions so everyone knows whats up. Permissions should be available to all of you, so start posting away!