Dick Smith Wilderness
A small camp located a quarter mile below the Mono Narrows and at the start of the Alamar Hill and Caracole trails.
Elevation: Google Earth says the elevation is
Jim Blakley Notes
An Indian trade trail between the coast and the San Joaquin Valley followed up this canyon. Later, the route of the trail was to be one of the first forest trails constructed in the Fine Mountain and Zaca Lake Reserve area.
Bob Burtness Notes
Also called Mono Narrows Camp. Administration: Los Padres National Forest, Santa Barbara District Access: North of Santa Barbara via East Camino Cielo (5NI2), the Camuesa Road (5NI5), Forest Road 5N33 to Little Caliente Hot Springs, and the Mono-Alamar Trail (26WO7) which is a jeep road, beyond a locked gate, until a point just past Ogilvy's Ranch, now a Sunburst Communities project. The camp is located in the lower narrows of Mono Creek 3 1 / 10 miles beyond Ogilvy's Ranch. U.S. Forest Service map coordinates: L-18 (Site location not on 1984 Forest Recreation Map) Topographical map: Hildreth Peak Elevation: 2,080 feet (634 meters) Terrain: stream terrace in an open area Vegetation: chaparral (soft) Tables: none Stoves: I (ice can) Water: Mono Creek
Special Features: Mono Narrows provides the visitor with sandy beach, pools and waterfalls.