U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > California
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 03-17-2011, 04:47 PM
 
1,446 posts, read 4,045,844 times
Reputation: 965

Advertisements

It looks like there is another bill in Congress to expand the National Park Service's protection of California's deserts. Has anyone else heard anymore about this bill in the last month or so? How do the people in California feel about it?

What Obama's America's Great Outdoor Proposal Means for Southern California | Environment | SoCal Focus | KCET
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 03-17-2011, 05:52 PM
 
Location: Columbia, California
6,662 posts, read 26,212,124 times
Reputation: 5088
The BLM already controls with a iron fist. This must be some manuver to wrestle control (funds) away from BLM.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-17-2011, 07:15 PM
 
Location: San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties
6,390 posts, read 7,630,911 times
Reputation: 2622
Quote:
The BLM already controls with a iron fist
BLM, Iron Fist? care to explain?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-18-2011, 09:48 AM
 
Location: El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles del Río Porciúncula
14,518 posts, read 15,203,158 times
Reputation: 10360
Yeah, really. I love camping on BLM land because you can do practically anything you want as long as you don't destroy anything, don't go off roads*, and whatever you brought with you take everything with you when you leave (e.g. trash). I love BLM land!


* Some areas allow off road use.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-18-2011, 09:56 AM
 
Location: San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties
6,390 posts, read 7,630,911 times
Reputation: 2622
BLM has a pretty light hand on the land compared with NPS, we will generally chose BLM land over NPS for our outings.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-18-2011, 11:29 AM
 
Location: El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles del Río Porciúncula
14,518 posts, read 15,203,158 times
Reputation: 10360
Wow! High & Lite and Lovehound are in perfect agreement, for once!

One thing I really like about camping on BLM land is that it's an unhidden secret, standing right out there in the open and marked on all good maps. I haven't ever seen any entrance or camping fees on BLM (although there may be fee areas I haven't been to), you can camp wherever you like unless it's posted "no camping," and you often get total solitude and peace and quiet.

Whenever I'm camping and it's getting late and I haven't found a campground I just get out my map and find the nearest BLM land and head there. Even if you can't find a pretty camping spot you can almost always find a spot to pull of the road and camp for the night.

I'm telling too many of my secrets! Fortunately there's plenty of BLM land!


I love the Bureau of Livestock and Mining!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-18-2011, 01:53 PM
 
Location: San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties
6,390 posts, read 7,630,911 times
Reputation: 2622
You are coming along quite nicely there Lovehound. I too enjoy camping on Bureau of Large Mistakes land.

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-18-2011, 02:16 PM
 
Location: El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles del Río Porciúncula
14,518 posts, read 15,203,158 times
Reputation: 10360
Yeah, I've camped there too! Or some place like it. There's probably about a million places just like that. Plenty of room for you and your thousand best friends.

I don't need those silly paved parking spots and a wood table and a little post where I clip my receipt that shows I paid for the camping spot.



I'm not 100% sure that's BLM but I think so, and this was my typical camping style.

Oops, recently got a 5th wheeler, guess I won't be back there unless it's a side trip.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-18-2011, 04:01 PM
 
Location: GLAMA
16,584 posts, read 33,665,004 times
Reputation: 16825
This is one I like to escape to:
Spoiler
You think I'm nuts? I don't want every Tom, Dick and Harry spoiling my little corner of paradise. DM me for the details and I might tell you where
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-18-2011, 05:47 PM
 
Location: San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties
6,390 posts, read 7,630,911 times
Reputation: 2622
Good one Fontucky.. I will let you have your paradise, I gots mine.

Lovehound, I have hauled those clear plastic boxes all over the country, sometimes with a yuppie bucket like you have, sometimes not.

I got so tired of taking them out at night setting camp, loading them up again... I got a camper

I did not get a 5th wheel as I tow stuff, Jeep, motorcycle, horses boats... It was either a camper on a pickup or a Sportsmobile, and once I priced them, it was easy to buy a camper, I bought the one on the truck for $650.00 Makes me happy, being a bit of a Scot.

If you look carefully at left center in the photo you can see my truck at camp. I do like elbow room.



A quick BLM story, Carrizo Plains is a BLM run National Monument, they have one patrol Ranger for 240,000 acres, but, they share him with BLM land at Lake Isabella, where he stays busy writing tickets to drunks,, leaving the 240,000 acre National Monument clear of LEO's, and except for the occasional clowns who like target practice in the campground, everyone takes care of the land.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2016 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > California
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top