Blue Jay -



Dick Smith Wilderness

A small camp lopcated halfway between Bluff and Poplar Camp on Indian Creek.

Ray’s Notes
Elevation: Google Earth says the elevation is

Distance: Go



Bob Burtness Notes
Administration: Los Padres National Forest, Santa Barbara District
Access: North of Santa Barbara via East Camino Cielo (5N]2), Juncal and Camuesa (5N 15) roads. The camp is about 13 V2 miles beyond the locked gate at Little Caliente Hot Springs via the Mono-Alamar Trail (26WO7), the Alamar Trail (26WI6), and Trail 26WO8. Located on Indian Creek, it is 13/ 10 miles above Poplar Camp (mistakenly named "Indian Canyon" on the 1984 Recreation map) and 2 1 / 10 miles below Bluff Camp.
U.S. Forest Service map coordinates: K- 17 (site location not on 1984 Forest Recreation Map)
Topographical map: Big Pine Mountain
Elevation: 3,550 feet (1,082 meters)
Terrain: canyon
Vegetation: Golden Cup oaks and Big Cone Douglas fir (or Big Cone spruce)
Tables: none  Stoves: I (grated)
Water: Indian Creek

Special Features: Numerous deep holes in the creek at this point provide good fishing and swimming.

Historical Highlights: This camp is named for the numerous Stellar Jays which inhabit the vicinity. While this bird and other species of jays in California are commonly called "bluejays," since they are Jays and are blue, at least in part, the Blue Jay species does not occur west of the Rockies.

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Last Updated: Sunday, December 14, 2014