California Truck Camping • SUPER BLOOM 2019

California Truck Camping • SUPER BLOOM 2019


Well, good afternoon guys from Taft,
California! Kind of a historic little oil town on the Southern end of San Joaquin
Valley. Today on the vlog, we are going to take you somewhere…. Well we’ve been there
before but we’ve never taken you there! So what are we gonna show you today?
Super Bloom 2019….. And where are we gonna show it to you?…. Carrizo Plains!…. We are
presently in Taft though and…. It’s a pretty historical place! Can’t say
that it’s anything too beautiful but… There’s a long history of oil in this
area and ahhh…. Ben always says… What’s the movie that
it reminds you of?….There will be blood..There will be blood…
Yeah so…. Which is just pretty startling suiting for the oil industry… Probably!….But if you haven’t learned
about Taft…It has a long history! It is really interesting…
Be sure to google it. You’ll find out some cool stuff!… We can’t pass up this
opportunity to see the wildflowers again! Last time there’s the Super Bloom was in
2017 and we were down in the Anza Borrego area for general
reference and it was gorgeous! And Carizzo Plains is famous for their
wild flowers as well! And this route that we’re gonna take is perfect for just sharing a
nice…. I’m going to call it a little bit more of an Overlanding adventure
because there’s dirt roads involved! Alright guys! Since we have a truck that’s equipped for off-road travel…
That’s exactly what we’re gonna do! There’s networks of dirt roads!….
They’re not hardcore or anything but you can just kind of zig and zag on these
dirt roads in the hills. Instead of staying on soda Lake Road. Why would you
not want to do that! Well I hope you’re enjoying this drive so far guys! We are gonna be looking for a
campsite after meandering down these dirt roads…. But it is absolutely gorgeous
out here! This area is full of wildlife! There’s gigantic Jackrabbits…. On the
valley floor there’s Pronghorn Antelope… On the mountains on the East side of
this valley here are said to hold chucker…. Which is an upland game bird
that lives on the side of mountains. It’s fun seeing everybody out! It’s Sunday! So
seeing everybody out for their Sunday drives and take in this foliage while
it’s present…. Alright guys it’s time to get off the
road for the evening…. We are pulling into KCL Campground.
It’s ahhh… BLM land!…And if I remember correctly, it used to be free to
stay here!… Cheers! Dinner time right?… We have been relaxing
here! Ben has been working on some videos….. I’ve been reading a new book I
started…. We’re gonna have some tacos for dinner!
Yeah! Rotisserie chicken deconstructed and turned in to…And some beans….And salad….
And warm….Tortillas…. It’s nice here! Look at it!..It’s beautiful and no cell phone service
either!…. I know!…I don’t know if we’ll know what to do with ourselves!… It’ll be nice
for a night! ..Hahaha… Shelby’s happy!… Hi….Say hello… Good morning and welcome to Day 2 of
our Carrizo Plain Super Bloom 2019 video! I guess day 2 is just going to be us
working our way North on Soda Lake Road… Before we cut over to the Central Coast!…Ahh…
Yeah! This is still just gorgeous! The campground notes here… This time
of year, I’m sure it’s very seasonal but… It filled up about mid-afternoon and
people kept coming in and coming in… Looking for campsites…. And not that there
aren’t campsites, you know like that dude up there on that Knoll who came in late…
It probably worked out better because he’s up there all by himself! But yeah! This is
just a great little camping area free..It is always nice and
maaan it is just so awesome out here during the wildflower season! We are approaching a very fascinating
area! And if you want more details just google it! But what it is…It’s called
California Valley. At one time somebody had very high, high hopes for real estate
and development in this area up here. And everything fell through…. So you can
google it but right now and for decades the land has been dirt cheap up here!
Some spots have good water where you can like drill a well…. Other spots with the
alkaline…. Not so good at all!.. Like I said, we’re driving on washboard road guys!… The interesting
part that in more recent times is that… During California’s medical marijuana
period of time, I don’t even know all the dates…. But at one period of time, this
area up here… Was like the mecca for growing marijuana in this part of the
state! Snd the rules and regulations have all changed over the years… And had the
whole environment of it has changed but.. It’s really fascinating because you see
all of these properties that have the fences around them…. And you’re wondering like,
what is that and we found out that…. It’s just giant grow operations
scattered everywhere throughout here. So there’s your little bit of trivia for
the day. Thanks for riding along with us on this brief journey through Corrizo
Plains and Super Bloom 2019! We are very impressed! I think you can still come out
here for another two weeks or so and ahh… There’s a lot of flowers having bloomed
yet so we’re looking at them and… This place could become carpeted with even
more colors if you guys head out here! And right now it’s like what? March 20…
24th or 25th of 2019 guys! Thanks for riding along with us…. Hit that SUBSCRIBE button
and we will catch you on the road! Bye…

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