>tfw southern California /out/ doesn't get much greener than this because of the drought
Get me out of this shithole
Go to Idyllwild on San Jacinto, Angels Valley in the Cuyumacas, Laguna Meadow on Laguna Mountain near the border, Green Lake in the San Bernardino between Big Bear and Arrowhead, Lake Hemet on the slope of San Jacinto, or Oak Glen in the San Bernandinitos.
Those are the best places for greenery, especially Idyllwild. Idyllwild is every angle of the word fantastic, its verdant woods included.
>I hate California state parks. It's like i can feel the government holding my hand the whole time.
i've lived in socal my entire life and i've never once felt this way. I hardly even notice they're there.
Then again, I don't go to touristy /out/ locations where of course rangers and shit will be out in force.
Camped off the all American canal by the az/CA bored. I recommend it during hunting season. Nice
only a cunt could not find beauty in socal.
all the sages that smell fucking amazing.
the wildlife that survives in an environment you never would if it wasnt for that grocery store nearby + water being shipped in by the truckload.
being all warm and shit so you can sweat your brains out and feel like a new man
vistas, mesas, fucking BEACHES
killer sunsets and sundogs
fucking cool fungus's like amnitas
literally went on a hike the other day and saw douglas nightshade. same flowers as the tomato but poisonous
red tailed hawks and shit just flying around
tbh socal is amazing
found this one this morning
Pretty nice hiking trails, yeah, i havent done all of them since i didn't start getting /out/ until just recently but what i have done i enjoyed.
Even the one camp ground i go to up there (Blue Jay) has been really cool and only once had loud assholes there.
Cool hiking, cool camping, hunting is legal and i only have GREAT things to say about the rangers. (Been let off twice for smoking weed)
Biggest downside for me in the heat down here.
Oi m9 I live a city or two over from Elsinore and have been frequenting the trails near you and recently did Sitton Peak comfy trails.
I just moved to Ventura, I love the area and scenery, I just need some friends to go /out/ and show me the cool camp sites and shit. Fucking sucks having nobody to do shit with.
Also I'm trying to get into scuba diving to potentially turn into a career of some sort if I like it enough, if anyone has any tips or un-obvious facts for a young dude starting his to consider, it would be much appreciated.
i said that i never see park rangers, and when i do. they're in the very popular touristy bits of parks which i avoid anyway. Also, I don't fish or hunt but those guys seem to linger around those areas for that shit to catch cheap SOB's who dont want to pay for a permit.
I feel you OP, after spending time up north I came back to the shitty chaparral.
Cleveland NF sucks dick, Laguna Woods Wilderness Park is a dry shithole, Crystal Cove is only worth it in the winter and spring, Topanga a shit, Angeles NF is ok at best, dry as shit right now. San Bernardino NF is pretty sweet right now though, pic related.
What up fellow OC bro. Born in Mission Viejo here, went to Uni in Fullerton, now living in Truckee. Fuck Orange County. All of it. It's nice and green up here.
Could be worse, at least it's not South Australia, thanks fuck I live near a river and a few lakes or I'd be shit out of luck for /out/ activities.
Texasfag reporting in, do you want some of our rain? We just had shit tons and we're going to get more this weekend. Went from a drought to floods in a day. Truly this is a blessed land.
I would live all year round in Idyllwild. Going up there for some backpacking with my dad in November, then I'm stayin with my folks and my two dogs in a lodge in town for a couple more days. I love that place.
>go to the small parks where a whole LAs worth of people cram themselves into also
>where all the kiddies somehow get away with smoking dope and shit but if you spit on the ground you'll get ticketed
SoCal Newfag here. Are there any good starter places to go hiking (aside from what >>618477 said) that are more secluded and where you don't run into lots of people? I'm in east LA and I need to get out and see something other than fucking buildings and beaches...