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Deal Junction Camp South Los Padres National Forest

  • Camp Type: Wilderness Trail Camp
  • Topo Map Link: Ojai
  • Elevation: 1300 feet
  • Wilderness Area: Dick Smith
  • County: Ventura County
  • Ranger District: Mt. Pinos Ranger District
  • Longitude: -119.4155101
  • Latitude: 34.68919884
  • Length of Stay: 14 Days
  • Reservations: Wilderness Trail Camp

Recent Water Reports:

Date Surveyor Water Report
02-03-2018Craig R. CareyFlowing
04-25-2017C DayFlowing
03-18-2017Anonymous SurveyorFlowing
12-19-2016Los Padres Forest AssociationStagnant
03-27-2016GeoffStagnant
11-22-2015ChesterStagnant
03-02-2015Mark SubbotinTrickle

Description:

A small primative trail camp located at the junction of Deal Trail and Rancho Nuevo Trail in the Dick Smith Wilderness.

Survey Photos:


  • Mark Subbotin - 03-02-2015
    camp stove in background at Rancho Nuevo/Deal Trail junction

  • Geoff - 03-27-2016
    The fire grate at Deal Junction Camp.

  • Geoff - 03-27-2016
    Looking northwest from the fire grate at Deal Junction Camp.

  • Geoff - 03-27-2016
    Looking northeast from the fire grate at Deal Junction Camp.

  • Geoff - 03-27-2016
    Water in Rancho Nuevo Creek at Deal Junction Camp on 03-27-2016.

  • Los Padres Forest Association - 12-19-2016
    14.2˚

  • Los Padres Forest Association - 12-19-2016
    Deal Junction Camp with Canvas Trail Crew Tent

  • Craig R. Carey - 02-03-2018
    View of New-style, No-Mileage-Having, Aesthetically Unappealing Camp Sign ;-)

  • Craig R. Carey - 02-03-2018
    Troop 111, TO THE HILLS!

  • Craig R. Carey - 02-03-2018

  • Craig R. Carey - 02-03-2018
    Frosty

  • Craig R. Carey - 02-03-2018

Submitted Camp Reports

Deal Junction Camp Survey - 02-03-2018 - by Craig R. Carey
Link: Deal Junction Camp
Date: 02-03-2018
Surveyor Name:Craig R. Carey
Camp Description:The intrepid mountain men of Troop 111 descended on Deal Junction camp the night before the MPRD's annual Super Bowl Sunday service project (this time along Deal Canyon Trail).

Camp's in fine shape, though the brush is encroaching from the north and many of the old manzanitas just above the kitchen have died and fallen in the past few years.


Water Source:Flowing
Water Source Details:Good water
Weather Conditions:Cold and clear — low of 22F
Images:

View of New-style, No-Mileage-Having, Aesthetically Unappealing Camp Sign ;-)

Troop 111, TO THE HILLS!



Frosty


Deal Junction Camp Survey - 04-25-2017 - by C Day
Link: Deal Junction Camp
Date: 04-25-2017
Surveyor Name:C Day
Camp Description:Most of the trail is in decent shape.  There were a couple of trees down across the trail.  On the near approach to the camp, erosion from this year's rains has damaged the trail, making it difficult to follow.  Just keep on going, crossing the water wherever it seems easiest and you will come to the camp. The camp was clean and had not been used lately.  

There was a great variety of wildflowers along the way.  We encountered a large rattlesnake while crossing the floodplain of the Cuyama river.
Water Source:Flowing
Water Source Details:got our shoes a little wet crossing
Weather Conditions:pleasantly warm, some high clouds
Deal Junction Camp Survey - 03-18-2017 - by Anonymous Surveyor
Link: Deal Junction Camp
Date: 03-18-2017
Surveyor Name:Anonymous Surveyor
Camp Description:
Water Source:Flowing
Water Source Details:Brisk flow in both creeks
Weather Conditions:
Deal Junction Camp Survey - 12-19-2016 - by Los Padres Forest Association
Link: Deal Junction Camp
Date: 12-19-2016
Surveyor Name:Los Padres Forest Association
Camp Description:LPFA had multiple trail crews staying at Deal Junction Camp in December 2016 as part of a 3 week trail maintenance project working from Rancho Nuevo to Upper Rancho Nuevo.  It was COLD with temps as low as 14˚ - Brrr!  The camp was otherwise in great shape.
Water Source:Stagnant
Water Source Details:There were some frozen puddles at camp but nothing worth drinking.
Weather Conditions:Cold and still, temps ranging from 14-40˚
Images:

14.2˚

Deal Junction Camp with Canvas Trail Crew Tent
Deal Junction Camp Survey - 03-27-2016 - by Geoff
Link: Deal Junction Camp
Date: 03-27-2016
Surveyor Name:Geoff
Camp Description:

I did not stay here. Just passed through. This is a nice small site with a fire grate. I looked around but did not see any flat areas for a tent. The open areas primarily appeared to be gently sloping towards the creek. It may be that I missed the best tent site(s).

When I hiked down Deal Canyon on 03-16-2016, the creek in Deal Canyon and Rancho Nuevo Creek were flowing. When I passed this camp on 03-27-2016, there were only stagnant water pools in Rancho Nuevo Creek.

 


Water Source:Stagnant
Water Source Details:Shallow pools in Rancho Nuevo Creek.
Weather Conditions:Sunny, warm.
Images:

The fire grate at Deal Junction Camp.

Looking northwest from the fire grate at Deal Junction Camp.


Looking northeast from the fire grate at Deal Junction Camp.

Water in Rancho Nuevo Creek at Deal Junction Camp on 03-27-2016.
Deal Junction Camp Survey - 11-22-2015 - by Chester
Link: Deal Junction Camp
Date: 11-22-2015
Surveyor Name:Chester
Camp Description:
Water Source:Stagnant
Water Source Details:very small pools of stagnant water near by, i would not want to use them for filtering.
Weather Conditions:
Deal Junction Camp Survey - 03-02-2015 - by Mark Subbotin
Link: Deal Junction Camp
Date: 03-02-2015
Surveyor Name:Mark Subbotin
Camp Description:1 camp stove, no shade; burned over in 2007 Zaca Fire
Water Source:Trickle
Water Source Details:trickle from recent rains
Weather Conditions:
Images:

camp stove in background at Rancho Nuevo/Deal Trail junction

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