Hi fellow iNatters,
This is a super-specific topic heading, I know, but I was hoping it would narrow down what I’m looking for to those who know this seemingly barren stretch of Interstate 5 and might point me to some places to hike and iNat.
Once a month I make this 400 mile drive to help my Mom out with her chemotherapy, and I figure since I am passing through these areas, there must be good spots to hike for a couple of hours and do some iNatting.
So far, I have pretty well explored the San Gabriel mountains between Tujunga and Sierra Madre. I’ve also hiked the Frenchman’s Flat picnic area in Castaic, but I’d love to hear if you know of some good areas for observing plants/insects/animals in other place like:
N. Side of Angeles National Forest
E. Side of Los Padres National Forest
San Luis Reservoir area
anywhere else along this arid stretch! And thank you in advance!
ocean_beach_goth aka “L.J.”