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bruss01
11-04-2008, 8:29 PM
This is not technically about hunting (although some hunting may be involved) but I'm looking for a small, primitive place to go and just knock around for a few days. Ideal accomodations would be a drafty shack with outhouse, hand pump and pot-bellied stove. Could make do with less. Northern half of the state. Must be beyond range of hearing traffic and liklihood of seeing another person in a 7 day span is slim or none. Hope to do some small (squirrel/rabbit) game hunting and/or fishing. Not necessary to be trout or bass, panfish are just fine thanks. Plinking with .22 rifle and bringing the dog must be ok.

I always leave a place better than I found it. Description of me - 40+ professional, burned out on urban life, need a break. Not willing to pay much but very willing to take on maintenance tasks while there or offer favor in return. I am handy and have done construction and whatnot over the years. Thinking about sometime after 1st of the year for a week's stay, maybe a weekend now and then.

If you know of anything (or anyone to contact) please drop me a pm. If there's a better place for me to look/ask, please suggest. Thanks.

bruss01
11-06-2008, 6:24 AM
btt

CAL.BAR
11-06-2008, 1:12 PM
Must be beyond range of hearing traffic and liklihood of seeing another person in a 7 day span is slim or none.

I can't think of a place in CA (anywhere) where you wouldn't run into people over a 7 day span. At least not any place where you'd want to spend 7 days without getting a merit badge and tetanus shot.

AJAX22
11-06-2008, 1:46 PM
There are alot of places like that in the desert... don't know If I'd want to live there though.

My grandpa is a desert rat from way back... I can still remember part of the directions to his house... It involved counting fenceposts.

Timberwolf
11-06-2008, 1:54 PM
You can probably find some abandoned shacks around the old mining towns in the upper end of the Mojave. Be prepared to hike in a few miles or have a real good 4X4 or ATV. Depending on the time of year your closest neighber will either rattle, sting you with his tail or rub its eight legged furry body around ya.

bruss01
11-06-2008, 2:57 PM
I spent 2 nights near stony ridge lake in the El Dorado Natl Wilderness a few years back. The whole time I was up there, I think we saw one other person, a ranger on horseback, who didn't bother us. If we had hiked up over the ridge we would have seen NO ONE the entire time. Would do that again except I intend a longer stay and a tent just isn't my thing this time around. Looking for minimalist permanent structure - cottage, nah, cabin, pfft... just give me 4 walls and a roof even if they are flimsy but still keep out (mostly) the elements, that'll do. A tool shed or garden shack type building with a cot, table and chair would be heaven.

BTW didn't want to give the impression I'm looking to buy anything. But I'll pay fair rental to spend some time in a minimalist place out and away from traffic and human commerce. Just need some down-time.

r08ert209cali
11-06-2008, 3:10 PM
research bear trap ohv route theres a public cabbin that should fit the bill for you.

bruss01
11-07-2008, 6:24 AM
Robert,

Is this what you're talking about?

Bear Trap Cabin (http://www.pickpackgo.com/vacation-rentals/detail/190312)

Holy crap! I'm not looking for the Taj Mahal! Just an old shack, not something with hot tubs and satellite tv!

r08ert209cali
11-07-2008, 5:12 PM
Robert,

Is this what you're talking about?

Bear Trap Cabin (http://www.pickpackgo.com/vacation-rentals/detail/190312)

Holy crap! I'm not looking for the Taj Mahal! Just an old shack, not something with hot tubs and satellite tv!

no not even close let me do some research.

r08ert209cali
11-07-2008, 5:15 PM
here you go.
http://books.google.com/books?id=BuruHIpyRSwC&pg=PA112&lpg=PA112&dq=bear+trap+ohv+route&source=web&ots=BveMA_2MhB&sig=oJvo4q51lgaxav1IQCL4xglU4R4#PPA112,M1

http://books.google.com/books?id=3Atk_Q1tJxYC&pg=PA326&lpg=PA326&dq=bear+trap+ohv+route&source=web&ots=0-QAX9GeNf&sig=mMc4EQta3pVJZ9suX9PlZwChK3M#PPA327,M1

tankerman
11-07-2008, 5:17 PM
Theodore John Kaczynski probably has a few ideas for you. J/K

I require the same kind quiet, prefer hunting and camping solo.

tankerman
11-07-2008, 5:19 PM
here you go.
http://books.google.com/books?id=BuruHIpyRSwC&pg=PA112&lpg=PA112&dq=bear+trap+ohv+route&source=web&ots=BveMA_2MhB&sig=oJvo4q51lgaxav1IQCL4xglU4R4#PPA112,M1

http://books.google.com/books?id=3Atk_Q1tJxYC&pg=PA326&lpg=PA326&dq=bear+trap+ohv+route&source=web&ots=0-QAX9GeNf&sig=mMc4EQta3pVJZ9suX9PlZwChK3M#PPA327,M1

6,500', pretty late in the year for that altitude.

r08ert209cali
11-07-2008, 5:38 PM
I agree would have to wait till late spring or buy a snowmobile.

Coffee
11-07-2008, 5:50 PM
Tent?

Some Guy
11-08-2008, 10:32 AM
a while back i was looking to do something similar and found there are a number of lookout towers available to for rent in california i never ended up going but do a search on it

bruss01
11-09-2008, 9:32 AM
Tent?

As I mentioned, I have done a lot of tent camping. Looking for a different experience this time. Thanks anyway.

Hey, that idea on fire lookout station rentals might be the ticket. I'll be looking into that.

JDay
11-10-2008, 3:59 AM
Theodore John Kaczynski probably has a few ideas for you. J/K

I require the same kind quiet, prefer hunting and camping solo.

Except they took his cabin to Sacramento.