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Old 08-21-14, 06:57 PM
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We should have stopped there. But my wife insisted on camping. Right!!!!
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Originally Posted by Tandem Tom
We camped a few nights ago at Guluala . The raccoons were so bad they ripped open food lockers knocked a bike over and were quite vicious. One guy stayed up all night to keep them at bay. As we rode further south we heard that this park had a reputation for this problem.
What are these food lockers made of--cardboard? I doubt they can rip metal or wooden doors off the hinges if the locker's in good condition. Perhaps they just opened the latch, since they easily learn to do that, as well as open zippers.

Anyway, here's a live feed of evil rescued racoons at the Lake Tahoe Wildlife Center:

https://www.ltwc.org/?page_id=951

There's also some ugly-butt orphan bear cubs there.

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Originally Posted by Nick94804
no raccoons at the Gualala Beach Inn. Jacuzzi tubs, and fluffy bathrobes that felt great after a wet ride from Ft. Bragg.
I'm guessing that the "Gualala Beach Inn" costs more than the $5 I spent for the hiker/biker site at Gualala. I'd also guess that the room rate at the Gualala Beach Inn cost more than all the hiker/biker sites I stayed at during my Pacific Coast Tour in 2006.
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Originally Posted by stevepusser
What are these food lockers made of--cardboard? I doubt they can rip metal or wooden doors off the hinges if the locker's in good condition. Perhaps they just opened the latch, since they easily learn to do that, as well as open zippers.
If I remember correctly, the food lockers were made out of wood, but really needed a lock to keep the latch shut. I had a lock on my food locker when I went through there in 2006, unfortunately some of my fellow campers did not.
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Originally Posted by adventurepdx
I'm guessing that the "Gualala Beach Inn" costs more than the $5 I spent for the hiker/biker site at Gualala. I'd also guess that the room rate at the Gualala Beach Inn cost more than all the hiker/biker sites I stayed at during my Pacific Coast Tour in 2006.
So? I was credit card touring. Do you have a point that you're trying to make?
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my son and i did an s24o last night and despite calling first and confirming we arrived at san onofre state beach campground only to be told they did not have hiker/biker sites. Since it was 7pm and going to be getting dark soon the ranger agrred to call a supervisor and get it approved. 1 phone call and $12 later we got a site.
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Originally Posted by ahultin
my son and i did an s24o last night and despite calling first and confirming we arrived at san onofre state beach campground only to be told they did not have hiker/biker sites. Since it was 7pm and going to be getting dark soon the ranger agrred to call a supervisor and get it approved. 1 phone call and $12 later we got a site.
Yup, they discontinued the HB site there years and years ago when a small section of sea cliff nearby collapsed. Rather than simply move the picnic table and and the fire rings over to another area, of which they have huge amounts, they just said "oh well! It's so dangerous--we have to get rid of the program!" The HB site was just a table and a couple of disintegrating fire rings up on top of the little bluff away from the main road. It had no water, lockers, or restrooms that would have made moving it any kind of chore. (It also did have racoons that would come by regularly) The HB site had no transient issues, since it was too isolated for them.

I suppose the parks dept. was too busy hiding away the millions in budget surplus while crying poormouth to bother with HB sites. [/bitter]
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Here's the CA Park listing of hike or bike sites:
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(You have to click on the "by feature" button and then check mark the hike/bike box)
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