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ShinDiggity
07-23-2013, 12:45 AM
Myself, Moochie, Chris@OFE, JKRay, RockyJK07 and family took a camping trip up to Monache Meadows this past weekend. I have never been here before and I have to say, it was beautiful country and I will definitely go again. I think I never would have found this place if it wasn't for Moochie showing up with Smokey. Glad you saved my life Carl and I'm glad I was able to see Smokey and his new heart.

I also think my fiancÚ fell in love with wheeling. I let her drive offroad for the first time and she was all smiles. She even took on the only technical portion of the trail without hesitation. Not bad for her first time.

Here are some pics, and if anyone else has pics, feel free to upload them.

The trail in.
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Camp.
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Cows
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No fires allowed, so thanks Moochie for bringing this to help keep a little warmer.
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Of course, we had some honey...
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Me trying to catch dinner. No luck...
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Old cabin we explored.
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My boy Kimber taking a rest in the shade. Boy did he have fun up there.
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ShinDiggity
07-23-2013, 12:46 AM
Few more pics.

ShinDiggity
07-23-2013, 12:51 AM
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My boy had so much fun, he fell asleep with his head in my hand. Lol
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Chris got a flat...
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It was a great trip and I hope you all enjoy the pictures.

10frank9
07-23-2013, 01:06 AM
Looked like a great trip Len. Sad I couldn't make it.

ShinDiggity
07-23-2013, 01:10 AM
Looked like a great trip Len. Sad I couldn't make it.

I have a feeling there will be plenty more. :rock::wings:

Moochie
07-23-2013, 01:19 AM
Ray and I posted some more photos here (http://wayalife.com/showthread.php?9004-Monache-Meadows-July-19-21&p=147621&viewfull=1#post147621). :yup:

ShinDiggity
07-23-2013, 01:41 AM
Ray and I posted some more photos here (http://wayalife.com/showthread.php?9004-Monache-Meadows-July-19-21&p=147621&viewfull=1#post147621). :yup:
Didn't notice it until now. Thanks for posting them up Carl.

Moochie
07-23-2013, 01:46 AM
Didn't notice it until now. Thanks for posting them up Carl.

We both posted these up at about the same time. Your thread was a few minutes before my posts. I would have posted photos here but, I didn't see it first. :)

RockyJk
07-23-2013, 02:01 AM
Here are some that me and my bro got...
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JKRay
07-23-2013, 03:01 AM
Awesome pics guys it was a good time and can't wait to do it again! I'm surprised my dancing didn't make it on here haha


Ray ⛺

OverlanderJK
07-23-2013, 03:04 AM
Looks fun! Hopefully I can make the next one!

Serg5000
07-23-2013, 03:05 AM
I really enjoyed the summer solstice camp trip. Looks like you guys got close to the creek.

catahoula
07-23-2013, 03:12 AM
Thanks for sharing guys really enjoyed.....jealous too!

Moochie
07-23-2013, 03:41 AM
I really enjoyed the summer solstice camp trip. Looks like you guys got close to the creek.

Yep. We were lucky that this site was still available.

seanb33
07-23-2013, 04:01 AM
I notice this is in the Bakersfield area, if you dont mind sharing, what's the route you took to get there? (Exiting the freeway to getting to the river for camping) also, are there any fees to be payed or fishing licenses needed to camp there?

Thanks,
Sean

JKJody
07-23-2013, 06:34 AM
Looks like fun.

jeff_in_rc
07-23-2013, 02:27 PM
Looks like you had a great time but I have to ask, where is the dam you have pics of? I have been up there many times and have never seen it. DOH

jeff_in_rc
07-23-2013, 02:37 PM
I notice this is in the Bakersfield area, if you dont mind sharing, what's the route you took to get there? (Exiting the freeway to getting to the river for camping) also, are there any fees to be payed or fishing licenses needed to camp there?

Thanks,
Sean

Monache Meadows is in the Kern Plateau of Kennedy Meadows and not really in the Bakersfield area but here is one way for you to get there.

Take either hwy 14 or hwy 395 north, go past the 14/395 split, go past Pearsonville about 4 miles to Nine Mile Canyon and go left.
Follow NMC and go left and the General Store then at the Blackrock Ranger Station go right.
Go about 4-5 miles and bear right on the access road then left on the dirt road with the Monache Meadows sign.
Follow this dirt road for a while and you will end up in Monache Meadows.

No camping fees out there but you will need a fishing license. Now I know that these are simple directions but that will get you in the general area and where they camped is WAY WAY back in there but well worth it.

wayoflife
07-23-2013, 02:43 PM
Great pics! Wish we could have joined you all on this one. Also, glad to hear you were able to take up Smokey, Moochie :thumb:

seanb33
07-23-2013, 04:28 PM
Monache Meadows is in the Kern Plateau of Kennedy Meadows and not really in the Bakersfield area but here is one way for you to get there.

Take either hwy 14 or hwy 395 north, go past the 14/395 split, go past Pearsonville about 4 miles to Nine Mile Canyon and go left.
Follow NMC and go left and the General Store then at the Blackrock Ranger Station go right.
Go about 4-5 miles and bear right on the access road then left on the dirt road with the Monache Meadows sign.
Follow this dirt road for a while and you will end up in Monache Meadows.

No camping fees out there but you will need a fishing license. Now I know that these are simple directions but that will get you in the general area and where they camped is WAY WAY back in there but well worth it.

Great, thank you very much. Hopefully I'll be able to check it out sometime in the next few weeks

jeff_in_rc
07-23-2013, 04:42 PM
Great, thank you very much. Hopefully I'll be able to check it out sometime in the next few weeks

No problem, glad to help. I too love going up there and have been for years, both on bikes and in the Jeep.
And it's the perfect place to be when its hot.

ShinDiggity
07-23-2013, 05:10 PM
Looks like you had a great time but I have to ask, where is the dam you have pics of? I have been up there many times and have never seen it. DOH

From our camp, we crossed the river to I believe the north end of the campground and followed a trail to the dam.

jeff_in_rc
07-23-2013, 05:19 PM
From our camp, we crossed the river to I believe the north end of the campground and followed a trail to the dam.

The campground is the River Camp right? I have never gone very far north once in there as there are always people there and did not to disturb them. Thanks!

Forgot to ask, did you go thru the Kern River Valley on your way up or did you go around to hwy 395?

ShinDiggity
07-23-2013, 06:23 PM
The campground is the River Camp right? I have never gone very far north once in there as there are always people there and did not to disturb them. Thanks!

Forgot to ask, did you go thru the Kern River Valley on your way up or did you go around to hwy 395?

Yes we were at the river campsites. There were a lot of people there, and they were all offroading with jeeps and bikes and quads so they understood.

I personally went up the Kern River Valley through Kernville. From where I live, it would be another hour to go up the 395 through Pearsonville.

jeff_in_rc
07-23-2013, 08:16 PM
Yes we were at the river campsites. There were a lot of people there, and they were all offroading with jeeps and bikes and quads so they understood.

I personally went up the Kern River Valley through Kernville. From where I live, it would be another hour to go up the 395 through Pearsonville.

Oh believe me I know as I have gone both ways from here! Thanks for the update, now I will have to go back and find the dam!