2014 Pismo Dunes

From May 16, 2014 until May 18, 2014
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Ok, this is the official trip sheet for our upcoming NCLR Annual Gathering @ Pismo Beach May 16-18

Before this trip, I need attendees to respond to the following questions below by Sunday May 12; will help further complete planning/head-count; thanks:

1) Your eta arrival to Pismo

2) Are you camping or staying in a hotel; if camping, can you bring a bundle of wood?


Trip Details (Print this)

Trip Planner: Lutz/

Trail Leader: None. This is an NCLR gathering similar to the MORG @ Hollister. No trip leader. Ea person is responsible for their action and need to abide by Oceano SVRA park rules and regulations: ohv.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=1215

Date/Time: May 16-18. Fri-Sun

Brief Trail Description: Welcome to Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area (SVRA). Formerly Pismo Dunes SVRA, this sand dune complex is geologically unique and also provides an impressive playground for off-highway enthusiasts from throughout the United States. Oceano Dunes also offers visitors other recreational activities such as swimming, surfing, surf fishing, camping, and hiking: ohv.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=1207

Meeting Location: Eucalyptus Campground; look for me .







Directions to Oceano Dunes and Eucalyptus Campground:

Use this address for your vehicle GPS: 100 Pier Ave, Oceano, CA.

Or take:
- North or South Interstate 101.
- Take the Grand Avenue exit.
- Turn right (heading west).
- Approx 2 miles turn left on Pacific Coast Highway intersection
- Approx 1 mile turn right on Pier Avenue intersection (light).
- Aprox. ½ mile is the entrance to Oceano, SVRA (100 Pier Ave)

Here's an aerial view of this SVRA park: www.classiccalifornia.com/dunesmap.htm#

As you can see in the aerial view, there's the "Pier Ave" ramp (100 Pier Ave); follow Pole 1, 2, 3....

Use the map provided to get the camp - after Pole 6 and before Pole 7 (Competition Hill), turn towards camp.

Radio Requirements: CB 7 (FRS7 if you don't have a CB)

Fees (yes); Make your reservation: www.reserveamerica.com/campin...ex=CampingSpot


Vehicle Requirements: Stock Land Rovers welcomed, but best with high clearance 4x4 vehicles. Air down to the recommend psi for your tires/vehicles while on the beach; for example, I'm running 255/85/16 KMs on my D2 - going down between 10-15 psi. Also make sure your vehicle is in working condition.

Required Safety Equipment: flag can be picked up next to the entrance to the beach, fire extinguisher and CB to call out for help

Required Recovery Equipment: Strong recovery points (front and rear)

Misc Equipment: shovel, first aid kit, repair tools (to suit your vehicle), tire gauge and tire pump.

Weather Forecast and Trail Conditions: mostly sunny; windy highs in the 60s lows in the 40s at night.

Expected Trail conditions: Will check as we get closer to the date.

Clothing Suggestions: warm weather but bring layers as it gets cold at night.

Property Information
Oceano SVRA Ranger Station
928 Pacific Blvd.
Oceano CA
805-773-7170
Call 911 for emergencies

Entrance to the Park
100 Pier Ave.
Oceano, CA

Nearby Towing and Repair Services info: Kautz Towing (805) 489-2336

Gas/Service Station Locations in the area: several especially on Grand Ave

Other Info:
Bring your camera and extra batteries, tent/sleeping bag if camping, extra garbage bags, sunscreen, GPS Unit optional certainly map of the area and compass, drinking water (primitive camp - no drinking water avail), nights might be cold - bring extra blanket and warm clothing/fire wood, Full size spare/repair kit.

Going

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