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I enjoy Backpacker forums, but sometimes they are too broad.  Is there a forum that specifically deals with hiking and backpacking in Southern California?

I've found one for the San Gabriel Mountains (too narrow) and another one for the Santa Barbara area (again too narrow).

We need one that deals with Southern California in particular from San Diego to Santa Barbara.


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Let us know if you find one. High Sierra Topix is one of the best forums left on the internet. It has tons of SoCal'ers because we all go to the Sierra in the summer. There aren't enough decent places to hike near San Diego to support a forum.

This forum is still pretty good. Somebody will answer your questions here.
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Still restricted in scope, the Ventana Wilderness Alliance covers the Santa Lucia Mountains and Big Sur coast.

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High Sierra Topix is one of the best forums left on the internet. It has tons of SoCal'ers because we all go to the Sierra in the summer. There aren't enough decent places to hike near San Diego to support a forum.

Sooner or later, you make the realization that the 5 - 6 hour drive northeast  to the Sierra is the standard price we all pay. (Consider it your yearly dues.) The benevolent Sierra is where you want to go June to September.
SoCal areas like Gorgonio, Baldy, and San Jacinto are nice - early season - good training hikes.

Anza Borrego and Joshua Tree are amazing but lack of water come summer means arid, triple digit conditions.

Costal areas are restricted , crowded, and rife with poison oak.

HighSierraTopix works for specific information.


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Plenty of decent hiking in So Cal...  Containing diverse amazing scenery and often less crowded than the Sierra!  And the hiking is year-round just by varying your elevation.  There are seasons for the desert, for the coastal mountains, and for the higher elevations.

So Cal Hiker Forum http://socalhiker.net/community/

San Jacinto Mountains Forum http://www.mtsanjacinto.info/

San Gorgonio Wilderness Bulletin Board http://members.boardhost.com/sgva/

San Gabriel Mountains Forum http://sangabrielmnts.myfreeforum.org/index.php

Anza-Borrego Forum http://www.anzaborrego.net/anzaborrego/forum/Default.aspx

Death Valley Forum http://www.death-valley.net/forum/


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Wow! Thanks for all those forums!

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