Been trying to get some pics of her interior... but lately since I have been in her so much, it looks lived in. Oh well, never said she was a show car ;)
Spent the night. Awesome spot and so quiet. I mean reallly reallllly quiet. at nighttime there is not a sound; too quiet for my tastes.... LOL I need wind or something to sleep. But I will be back. Local to home and I get a discount. What I really like about it is that it is close enough to town of Idyllwild. Even I can walk to town for some food and shopping.
I can't say enough about this great place!
I spent two nights camping here and it was absolutely wonderful! Just a beautiful place overflowing with tranquility and quiet. The first night, I did have a fright when I was awaken by the sound of some creatures romping around on my roof; turned out just to be a family of raccoon's trying to find a way in to share dinner with me. ;) They had a blast, using my racks and ladder as their own personal jungle gym and visited me several times the first night. The second night, I sliced up an apple into chunks and left it on the stone wall some 25 ft away and they chittered and chatted away, but left me alone as a thanks for the food gesture.
If you are Looking for a nice get-away in So Cal but low on funds, I highly recommend the place! The Whitewater Preserve is open year round (weather permitting) and allows camping for up to 3 nights in any given month for free, though they do appreciate and survive on donations. There are no hook-ups, but tent or self-contained camping in vehicles under 20' allowed. There are restrooms open 24 hours, no trash cans, you are supposed to pack out what you bring in BUT they do have bear-proof dumpsters for campers to place their trash in. Lots of hiking trails, including a trail that meets up with the Pacific Coast Trail that spans from Mexico border to Canada border. Rules and info can be found here if interested: http://www.wildlandsconservancy.org/preserve_whitewater.html
Also, know there is no cell phone service there at all; the ranger station will allow landline phone calls (during business hours) in an emergency. Or you can drive back down the canyon road towards the I-10 about 3.5 miles and you will get your cell service back. No wood/charcoal fires are allowed. You can use gas (propane or butane) grills only.
They also have a crystal clear, stream water fed "Wading Pool" to cool your toes and soul in.
The Blue Hag
Just a crazy older gal, making ready for when my nest is empty and I can go see the world, camping and rest-stopping on the way to be able to live simply and afford ably..