|06-04-2016||Los Padres Forest Association||Flowing|
|05-24-2016||Los Padres Forest Association||Flowing|
East of Santa Barbara via Gibraltar Road to East Camino Cielo Road (5N12), then down Romero Camuesa Road 5N15.1. Park your car at the old Juncal Campground, then get over the locked gate and on to Murietta Divide - Forest Road 5N13.3, and the continue to on this road until you get to Jameson Lake, you will soon see an old wooden sign pointing to Franklin Trail (25W09). The Trail starts a bit off the road to the right below the flume. The flume below camp carries water from Alder Creek into Jameson Lake, the water supply for Montecito. Alder Creek camp is located half way up the Franklin Trail.
This camp was undoubtedly named on behalf of the local alder tree population which exists here because of a permanent water supply. The site was originally established as a camp of "Dad Ramey" (or possibly "Ramie"), a Carpinterian who built the Alder Creek Trail in order to connect the Franklin Canyon Trail with Juncal Marietta Divide Trail and the Santa Ynez River at Billiard Flats. The site was further developed by the Civilian Conservation Corps for the Forest Service.
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