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Type: Car Camp/Great Outdoors L.A. Chapter
Date: April 5 - April 7, 2013
Leader: Michael Bourke (818)[masked] [masked]

Be the first! Come join your Great Outdoors friends for our inaugural visit to the Wildland Conservancy's 95,000 acre Wind Wolves Preserve. The preserve is located in San Emigdio Canyon on the north slope of the Tehachapi Mountains (Grapevine area/I-5) about 2 hours north of Los Angeles in southern Kern County.
Poetically named for the spring winds moving through the grass savannah which remind some of a running pack of wolves, the preserve is also known for its wildflowers (if weather/rain cooperate) and blue and valley oaks. We'll hope to see wildlife such as Tule elk, kit foxes, coyotes and the occasional California condor. There are sometime signs of mountain lions too. On Saturday there will be hiking, biking ( bring one if you want ) or just relaxing around the camp. As usual, we will have a Saturday potluck dinner so bring a dish to share.
The Willows Group Campground has a covered picnic area and firepit (please bring a bundle of firewood along with you potluck item); bathrooms with running water and flush toilets, but no showers; some shade in the tent area. While there is potable water, it is suggested you bring your own water for drinking due to taste issues. In addition to your usual camping gear, make sure to bring a fuel stove as charcoal grills are not permitted; no cooking fires except in the central firepit. RVs and trailers are not allowed (no exceptions), but SUVs, vans and trucks with camper shells are o.k. Campground elevation is not high, but early spring weather is variable so expect anything and plan for chilly nights. Preserve rules forbid smoking and alcohol.



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  • Paul R.

    Looking forward to a relaxing weekend hopefully spring flowers galore ...

    March 14, 2013

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