Southern California, need camping / prospecting recommendations!
Last Post 17 Apr 2018 07:06 AM by WALTER EASON. 2 Replies.
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Chad StreetUser is Offline
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16 Apr 2018 02:38 PM

    I am looking for a location that myself, my wife and another couple could camp and do some light prospecting.  Looking for somewhere within a few hours of LA.  We are all experience backpackers and have a proper 4wd vehicle to get us out there.  Ideally it would be fairly remote.

    We have a sluice box, bucket, shovel, a few gold pans and a metal detector.

    We do not need to have a fire, we have camp stoves and are fully self sufficient when it comes to food/water for consumption.

    Ideally less than 4 miles worth of hiking in from parking area (this our first time out camping this year), but open to a drive up camp spot as well.

    Not after any huge amount of gold, but would be great to get just enough color in the pan to hook the others in the group.

    Some hiking trails nearby would be great as well!  

    Thank you in advance for any advice!

    WILLIAM HALLUser is Offline
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    16 Apr 2018 03:42 PM
    Welcome Chad,

    Being in NorCal I dont have alot of info.
    There are many claims listed in San Bernardino county, San Diego county, River Side county, Mariposa county, Kern county take your pick
    I'm sure you could find them all (if still active) in the online claims guide under the properties button above.
    Use google earth to see from above, be mindful, what you see from above is far different than boots on the ground.
    If in the national forest, get USGS topo maps, if not, good local maps are needed, doesnt hurt to have a good GPS either

    Good Luck,
    Bill
    So much river....So little time....Get out there
    WALTER EASONUser is Offline
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    17 Apr 2018 07:06 AM
    HI Chad



    Most of our claims in the National Forest have 4x4 or better roads going very close if not on the claims. Most areas also allow dispersed camping, the one exception is within high fire restriction times there may be some curtailment of use. This is usually found on the NFS district office page on the NFS web site. I always suggest actually reading the order not just the announcement. Print the order out and take it with you so if asked you can refer to it. For the most part with most fire restriction orders they only cover the curtailment of campfires that use wood that give off embers. Best to check the order though. NFS web site also has information on dispersed camping which is prevalent on virtually all public lands both BLM and National Forest Service surface management offices.
    If you notice an error in the Online Mining Guide or with claim information please add in the updated information into the online mining guide to inform other members. Thank You Walter H. Eason
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