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Old 08-19-2012, 11:00 PM   #1
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Wheeling, camping and dog friendly...

Hi all.

I am hopefully getting me JK unlimited this week something and can't wait.

So, I am being kicked out of the house the weekend of Sept 14th to 16th as my wife is hosting a baby shower. And when I say kicked out I of course mean I have decided to take leave for the weekend and save my dog the embarrassment of being dressed up with ribbons etc.

Sorry for the back story, but just wanted everyone to know hoe important this request is..

Does anyone know where I can go to do some light wheeling, camping and my dog doesn't have to be on leash the entire time ? He's a calm and well controlled border collie that doesn't cause any trouble.

I am in the Bay Area but willing to travel anywhere in NorCal.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 08-20-2012, 01:55 AM   #2
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Good luck getting your JK!! I don't know how I ever lived without one!

I can't comment on camping because I'm in socal...

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Old 08-20-2012, 08:37 AM   #3
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Thanks SuicideKing.

Ok so what about SoCal ? I can add a couple of hours drive for some where good !

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Old 08-20-2012, 11:42 AM   #4
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Thanks SuicideKing.

Ok so what about SoCal ? I can add a couple of hours drive for some where good !

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Big Bear is probably the best place to wheel in CA. Probably one of the best places in the world to wheel! You could spend a whole week there and not be able to hit all the trails.

There's a handful of different camp sites as well.

I figure there's probably good places in N. CA, hopefully some of the locals will chime in.
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Old 08-20-2012, 11:57 AM   #5
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If you want to drive a few hours you can go up into Shaver Lake area in the Western Sierras. There are some nice campgrounds and trails to explore. You can also head east from the bay area and go up around Tahoe, or go through Yosemite and work your way down around Mammoth area. Lots of camping and wheeling everywhere around there. All depends on how much time you have.
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Old 08-20-2012, 01:13 PM   #6
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Im sure there are alot of places in norcal to go. There is monache meadows in the golden trout wilderness, its along the kern river and good fishing. Search on here and you will find my trip report
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Im sure there are alot of places in norcal to go. There is monache meadows in the golden trout wilderness, its along the kern river and good fishing. Search on here and you will find my trip report
Monanche may be a little trip for him depending on how far north he is. It's only about an hour or so from me, and I still consider myself socal lol.
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Im sure there are alot of places in norcal to go. There is monache meadows in the golden trout wilderness, its along the kern river and good fishing. Search on here and you will find my trip report
Monanche may be a little trip for him depending on how far north he is. It's only about an hour or so from me, and I still consider myself socal-ish lol.
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Old 08-20-2012, 01:52 PM   #9
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Old 08-20-2012, 02:14 PM   #10
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Up near Redding, or lake orville theres plenty of places to go and do some wheelin and camping. Shasta lake and Plumas national forests are awsome places to get away from the ratt race. Be carfull its fire season up there and its in full effect.
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Old 08-20-2012, 02:15 PM   #11
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Im sure there are alot of places in norcal to go. There is monache meadows in the golden trout wilderness, its along the kern river and good fishing. Search on here and you will find my trip report
The problem with this is there is really only 2 ways in and they are both way out of his way coming from the bay area unless I am missing a secret passage.
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Old 08-20-2012, 04:52 PM   #12
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Coyote flats above Bishop. Easy trails and my dog had a blast. Camp at Funnel lake. Do a search and you will find al kinds of info.
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I just found some pictures of someone's trip,to Coyote Flats, looks amazing.. Right now it's top of my list.. Thank you.

Just need my ride to turn up now !!!

Ahhhhhhhhh this is tough !!!!
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One last question, this would be "safe" to travel on my own, understanding the word safe is relitive to the person using it !

Ie this trail Coyote Flats is not hard and would need a group to spot etc ?

Probably a dumb question , I have a lot of them ! Thanks again
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Old 08-22-2012, 04:19 PM   #15
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One last question, this would be "safe" to travel on my own, understanding the word safe is relitive to the person using it !

Ie this trail Coyote Flats is not hard and would need a group to spot etc ?

Probably a dumb question , I have a lot of them ! Thanks again
From the videos I have seen of this place it looks more like a dirt road and nothing you would need a spotter for if this is the question you are asking.
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Just want to bring this up, it may be a non-issue, but don't forget about the break-in period on the engine. I thought I read in the manual that it is not required for the JK, and I don't remember breaking mine in. But, double check!
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Old 09-01-2012, 08:08 PM   #17
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Thanks all. Jeep finally here !! Yahhh

Just having a couple of mods, small lift and wheels and tires. And then a couple of small extras , lights etc.

Back to Coyote flats, does anyone know if I would need a winch going to Funnel Lake ? I plan to head up for the weekend of Sept 14th and 15th. I know people have said it's not a hard trail by any means but as I am going alone I wanted to ask as I don't have a winch yet.

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Old 09-01-2012, 08:18 PM   #18
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Oh another question, are there specific areas to camp up there or by the lake or is it just stop and camp where you like ?

Sorry for all the questions, just want to be prepared.

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