this is my first stop:
kitchen creek road in cleveland national forest.
here's a topographical map of the area. http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&q=san+di...944,0.02502&t=h
this image was taken west of the road after leaving the laguna camp ground where hunting is 100% perfectly legal. (the laguna camp area does not allow shooting).
food supply:acorns for pigs and whatever may be in the area:
wide shot of the area from the trail:
another shot from the trail:
my next stop was "pine creek road":
here's a map of the area. http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&q=san+di...294,0.02502&t=h
here's some photos were taken west fo the dirt road the runs north and south parallel to pine creek road. the area is legal for hunting, but i found a lot of horse hoof prints, so i am apprehensive about shooting in the area if the are folks on horseback out in the bush.
here's a shot from the dirt road west of pinecreek road.
here's the creek, good thing to find a water supply in the area.
here's a nice shot about 1/4 mile west of the road looking back towards the dirt road.
i would rate today a failure. Pinecreek was interesting and easy to get to. I have a car, not a truck so i didnt explore up the dirt road more than a mile on foot. although i found tons of tracks all over pinecreek road, rabbit and deer and coyote especially near the creek. the area is steep and difficult to hike. the brush isn't too bad. there are some clear "mini meadow" areas. I did find some shotgun shells but the place kinda seems to be a recreational area. hikers, mountain bikers and horseback riders.
cleveland national forest is the same. mountainous terrain some mini-meadows, some fire damage too. i found a few deer and coyote tracks but the area is thick and overgrown and difficult to hunt visually. i spent about 9 hours looking around hiking and driving. I only saw a few doves. other than that i didnt see a single living creature worth shooting. this is my 12th expedition in san diego, riverside and san bernardino county. All of which were failures. but i will keep trying. one thing's for sure I was going to buy a new rifle, now it looks like it'll just be a waste of money. sadly