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Old 02-17-2015, 11:44 AM   #1
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Carizzo conditions

Hey everyone,

Just checking to see if anyone has any local intel on Carizzo Plain area - any wildflowers out there? Are all the roads passable?

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Old 02-17-2015, 12:29 PM   #2
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Old 02-17-2015, 06:24 PM   #3
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I was out there Saturday with the family. The hills are starting to turn yellow, and to a lesser extent purple. I'd imagine it will really start blooming within a few weeks.

The first sag pond closest to 166:



Along the walkway to Wallace Creek:



Walking towards Painted Rock:



...be careful, we found signs of Sasquatch in the area!:

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Carrizo was absolutely amazing when we were down there a few years back.






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Old 02-18-2015, 12:51 PM   #5
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Wow, thanks for the replies. Great pictures. Almost 100% positive we'll be there this weekend. If you see two guys on a WR250R and an XR650L (and maybe a third guy on another XR) feel free to say hello.

We'll be staying at Selby campground most likely.
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Old 02-18-2015, 07:51 PM   #6
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We'll be staying at Selby campground most likely.[/QUOTE]

Have fun!
The backside of Selby has some good dirt roads, most are in and out no loops but with great views of the Cuyama Valley.

Could you report back and let us know if the Selby campsite has water.
Last year it was very silted up.

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Old 02-19-2015, 11:15 AM   #7
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Have fun!
The backside of Selby has some good dirt roads, most are in and out no loops but with great views of the Cuyama Valley.

Could you report back and let us know if the Selby campsite has water.
Last year it was very silted up.

Thanks

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Will do - If it's really bad, i'll have my backpacking water filter ($15 Sawyer mini).
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Old 02-22-2015, 10:00 PM   #8
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FYI, no water at all at Selby as of two weeks ago.
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Old 02-23-2015, 11:58 AM   #9
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Didn't get to Selby campground. We pulled into KCL and liked what we saw so decided to camp there instead. Did a good loop around Carizzo - there are definitely wildflowers blooming. Basically no challenging riding to be found, but it was a nice quiet place to visit once in a while. Good change of pace from our typical Calico/Spangler Hills/Johnson Valley hammerfests. There's no water at KCL but the bathrooms are clean.



Next time I go, I'd like to ride a trail that looked like it was following the top of the Tremblor range off Elkhorn - I tried a few double track roads that led up the mountain but ended up on dead ends before I reached the top. I'm sure there is a way up there, but it might have been near the southern start of Elkhorn.
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Thanks for the update on the water!

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Old 02-26-2015, 04:18 PM   #11
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Camped at KCl last night. No water at the tap. Flowers are there, but according to the ranger at the Visitor's Center they are already past their prime. Still not enough rain to get the typical bloom. Much better than last year when there was almost zero flowers, but some of the Poppies are already dropping their peddles. Every thing still pretty & green.
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