Upper Santa Ynez River
Located a mile below the mountain crest along the Franklin Trail. The primary access is from the Santa Ynez River via the road to Jameson Reservoir and up the Franklin Trail. A pretty canyon and nice setting for the camp.
Elevation: Google Earth says the elevation is
Jim Blakley Notes
This is a very pretty canyon with a beautiful waterfall that flows north from the crest of the Santa Ynez Mountains down into Jameson Lake. The Franklin Trail, which follows down the canyon, was the early day route of campers and hunters from Carpinteria into the upper Santa Ynez Valley. The camp is located on the north side of the Santa Ynez Mountains on the Franklin Trail.
Bob Burtness Notes
Administration: Los Padres National Forest, Santa Barbara District
Access: East of Santa Barbara via East Camino Cielo Road (5NI2), Juncal Road, Forest Road 5N 13 (beyond the locked gate immediately east of Juncal Camp), and the Franklin Trail (25WO9).
U.S. Forest Service map coordinates: M-20Topographical map: White Ledge Peak
Elevation: 2,800 feet (855 meters)
Terrain: hillside Vegetation: alders, chaparral Tables: I
Stoves: rock ring
Water: Alder Creek Firewood: yes
Toilets: I throne Season: all year Fee: none
Special Features: The flume below camp carries water from Alder Creek into Jameson Lake, the water supply for Montecito
Historical Highlights: 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 the 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.