Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Kennedy Meadows California

Sometimes you don't need to drive to Northern California to find your rivers or seclusion in a cabin community --- all you gotta do is head up, as in elevation. This is the South Fork of the Kern River, way beyond Kernville, CA.

The easiest way to get here is head up North Mojave Hwy 395, passing turn offs for Inyokern & Ridgecrest. Look for the small sign for J41, a county road also known as Nine Mile Canyon Rd. This will take you climbing from the desert valley, westbound, up the side of a granite mountain with joshua trees. Way up to the high elevation sage brush meadows of Kennedy, Troy & Monache.

The Dome Land region has been hit with wildfires, but nature grows back fast and it's still gorgeous country up here. Pinyon pines, jeffrey pines, ponderosa pines too.... granite peaks, rivers & some cabins are sprinkled about the landscape. The big draw here is the fishing & hiking, but the off roading & mountain biking trails are plentiful too.

Thousands of dollars will buy you hundreds of acres in the Kennedy Meadows Wilderness region. Finding anything & I mean any lil thing on real estate in these parts is very rare.