View Full Version : (So.Cal.) Since Manzanita Flats is closed...

05-23-2007, 7:35 AM
We're heading out to our usual area near Giant Rock. I contacted San Berdu ranger station and they confirmed that Manzanita Flats is still closed to shooting. Family members have gone there occasionally since the early 70's to shoot; but haven't been able to due to it's closure.

Here's the question: Is there somewhere decent to go in the SBNF that isn't on the ridges? The desk person gave me three areas, but most appeared to be at the ridges, judging from the online maps. Lightning Gulch was mentioned, as well as a few areas off of FS roads.

The 2 1/2 hour drive to the desert is worth it to exercise the BMG (registered, of course) and M1A, but something closer to the beach cities that still offers some sense of distance without endangering anyone would be great.

I'm not looking at stealing anyone's private area. We shoot as a family gathering (the guys) once or twice a year. We're not white trash, nor do we leave any trash behind.

Any safe and reasonable suggestions are greatly appreciated.

Happy Memorial Day.


05-27-2007, 8:45 PM
Bee Canyon in Idyllwild?