|05-01-2016||Los Padres Forest Association||Flowing|
Small camp 5.5 miles upstream from Nira located where the alder trees begin to appear. Typically the first camp where you'll find water during the drier months. Thanks to good friends Dave Weaver and Joe Duran, named after Ray Ford. Ray's Camp is the perfect place to stay for the night if you have time to head out in the afternoon and get in at least two hours of hiking before dusk. The hike is a little bit over 5 miles with just over 500' in elevation gain and relatively mellow. Once there you'll be past the Narrows and up on the Deck in early morning, with an easy hike to White Ledge or all the way to South Fork and plenty of time to explore the rock formations along the way.
Thanks to Joe Duran and Dave Weaver from the Santa Lucia District, the VWR and a host of volunteers, this past year the metal grate was installed Susie Thielman packed in the table with her mules and a camp sign was installed. Joe and Dave were even able to get it added to the newest version of the LP Forest map so it's now an officially sanctioned camp