Feb 16, 2012 at 9:38 am #1285741
im thinking of hosting another sespe trip for this spring
ANYONE INTERRESTED ?? nick b ? andy duncan? jerry bridgeman??
adan lopez ??
im thinking more milage this time and more exploring with hopefully a soak in the sespe if its not too cold
thinking late april or first of may who is in??
please feel free to suggest any dates or weekends that might work
last years triup was a great one lets make it happen
kevinFeb 16, 2012 at 2:41 pm #1840354
I'm interested. Again.
My weekend schedule is a bit crazy right now with house projects, so you're better off planning a trip for a date that works for others and then I'll just try to make sure I can keep that weekend clear.
Depending upon the numbers, I'd recommend we consider doing a thru-hike of the Gene Marshall/Piedra Blanca Trail. It's only about 18 miles one-way, so it would be a simple overnighter but it gives folks a taste of a little of everything that Los Padres has to offer.
Or if a shuttle is too much hassle to organize, we could just do part of the hike up the Gene Marshall from the Cuyama side up to Haddock or Pine Mountain Lodge. Beautiful area, reliable water, cooler late spring/early summer temps. There's some swimming holes nearby in Piru Creek. Folks that can do a shuttle could continue on down the other side, following Piedras Blancas Creek to the Sespe and end at the trailhead we all met at last time.
Anyway, lots of options. Let's make it happen.Feb 16, 2012 at 3:23 pm #1840378
Andy DuncanBPL Member
Hey Kevin, I'm interested. I like the idea of covering some more ground this time. Thanks for mentioning the 18 mile thru hike Nick, that sounds like fun. I can fit 5 plus their gear to help shuttle people back to the t/h. Late April/early May is cool.Feb 16, 2012 at 7:35 pm #1840523
Anthony WestonBPL Member
@anthonywestonLocale: Southern CA
I'm interested in exploring that area.Feb 16, 2012 at 7:46 pm #1840534
Just checked my calendar again. At the moment, I'm definitely not free the weekend of 4/21-22. Other than that, at least for now, April is open. Looks like I'm also tied up the weekend of May 5/6.
I don't expect you guys to plan around me, but those are the dates I definitely cannot make.
Check out this blog posting from another Los Padres hiker for his take on a day thru-hike of the Gene Marshall/Piedra Blanca Trail. It gives a good sense for all of the different landscapes encountered along the way and the terrain.Feb 16, 2012 at 8:36 pm #1840567
@lopezLocale: San Gabriel Valley
I'm tied up thru April but I'll be following this thread in case you go in May. I enjoyed Sespe last year and got to meet you all briefly. If not this one maybe I can make the next one.Feb 16, 2012 at 9:02 pm #1840578
looking at april 13-14-15 and also may 11-12-13 might be pushing the limit weather wise that late in may but nick can probably elaborate on the conditions around then since the sespe is his playground
the thru hike sounds awesome nick if everyones up for it im game
hopefully we can get a date that works for everyone and make this happen
should be an awesome trip with cool people can t ask for better than that
suggestions for dates that work gladly accepted
im leaving tomorrow for the 4th anual ggg with the bay area bpl ers at henry coe state park wish me luck there are 75 attendees signed up so it should be awesome
kevinFeb 16, 2012 at 9:10 pm #1840580
W I S N E R !BPL Member
Early May would likely work for me…I love the Sespe.Feb 16, 2012 at 9:32 pm #1840586
glad to hear you might be able to make it craig
the sespe is a pretty cool place to camp and go exploring and an afternoon soak is oh so refreshing lol
kevinFeb 17, 2012 at 9:10 pm #1841075
Mike In SocalBPL Member
Hi everyone. I'd be up for a Sespe trip. I live in Santa Clarita.Feb 19, 2012 at 7:52 pm #1841735
just got back from the 4th anual ggg at coe wheeew what a weekend
im sure there will be a huge trip report up soon but everyone had a blast
great group and great weekend
anyway as to the sespe i say this lets leave our options open as far as dates for right now once we get closer we can pin down a date that will work for everyone
and go for it i talked to jerry bridgeman this weekend at coe and he said he is up for it but will only be an overnighter as he has to work sundays
i think a thru hike would be awesome!!
kevinFeb 26, 2012 at 3:49 pm #1845248
@kcamcmahonLocale: I live in Bakersfield Ca
sounds fun. Im in as long as I can get the time off.Feb 26, 2012 at 7:02 pm #1845364
@climberslackerLocale: Your guess is as good as mine.
I might be interested. I will be at ADZPCTKO but other than that I am free!Feb 26, 2012 at 8:44 pm #1845404
it looks like early to mid may is going to be the best so far
hopefully it won t be too hot out there yet
we will see glad you are going to try and make it kyle ill call you and keep you updated as we get closer
looks like my wife is wanting to get in on this hike too so we will see
kevinMar 2, 2012 at 8:36 am #1847818
ok guys it seems that april is a bad month for the sespe due to everyones scedule so
tenatively how about we shoot for may 11-12-13 this will give everyone time to scedule and get the time off or what not and it should be good weatherat that time
everyone chime in and let me know as i need to put in for that friday off if we can nail down those dates
lets make it happen guys
kevinMar 7, 2012 at 8:04 am #1850003
looks like may 13 is mothers day so probably not a good date to be out hiking
im thinking lets push back one more week and scedule for may 18-19-20
i would like to set this as the official date but will not do this until i have heard from everyone as to if it works for them i think we will be safe weather wise
as worst case scenario we will end up soaking in the sespe if it gets too warm
let me know if that date looks ok for most of us and if so we will set that as the dates
my plan is to leave friday morning and hike in sometime mid day friday i don t know how far we will hike yet as im waiting to see what my wifes plan is but definatly hike in friday
post up if you can make it those dates and if so we can plan from there
kevinMar 7, 2012 at 8:21 am #1850011
I'm most likely out for the weekend of the 19th. There's an off chance my other plans will fall through and/or be finished early and I could hike out in the late afternoon/evening or just do a day hike out on Sunday to say hi.
Anyway, I'm just one person, so if it works for everyone else, then go for it and maybe I'll be able to join in somehow or I'll just catch you guys next time.
NickMar 7, 2012 at 9:36 am #1850059
@lopezLocale: San Gabriel Valley
The way May is looking I may have to miss this one. My daughters dance performance, birthdays and momma's day all in May. Super bummed, this sounds like a good one. There is still the off channce that something will change or that I can at least run in and meet all of you guys there for at least one of the nights. I'll be lurking to see how this shapes up, keeping my fingers crossed.Mar 9, 2012 at 8:20 am #1851078
after much debate and a lot of hassle over trying to work out a date that works for everyone
i have set the date for the sespe trip as may 18-19-20 the plan is to hike in friday and do a day hike saturday to oak flat and or willet if we decide to get some more miles in im planning to camp at bear camp again as my wife has decided to tag along with me which means the kids will probably be along also if i were hiking solo i would say lets go to willet but there is no way my crew would be up for it so i had to make a slight change in plans
anyone who wants to come join the fun please post up last years trip was a good one
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