Wild Animals in Bako

One of the scariest experience of my life. Camping trip to the Sierra Nevada. Driving northbound we stopped in Bakersfield CA Friday night to see a relative, on the way up to Kings Canyon. Pulled into McDonalds for some cholesterol and sugar. The dining room was closed, so we opted for the drive-thru.

When we got to the window, gave the girl our money. Few minutes later I wondered what the heck was taking so freakin long. As I leaned forward in my seat to peer into the kitchen, a large black man jumped across the counter with a semi automatic weapon and demand cash. Standing in the doorway, he looked at us and said ” Don’t move, don’t go anywhere and don’t look at me”. The nervous cashier girl was stuffing money into a bag from the register, while he screamed to ‘unlock the safe’. My boyfriend was in the drivers seat trying to calm me down. Clasping my hand, we were both shaking like a leaf. I knew that there could easily be bullets our way at any second – with the windows wide open. The robber was standing literally six feet from us and waving the gun back ‘n forth. As soon as he got what he wanted, the manager unlocked the door on the opposite side of the restaurant. We floored it and pealed outta the parking lot. Luckily in time, before the homeboys driving the get-away car could get around the building.

Saw the cops zoom by two blocks later. What a way to start a camping trip. Went on our way with the wilderness trip and had a blast. Any kind of wild animals we experienced were welcomed and mild compared to that hoodloom experience. I’ll take unpredictable mother nature and wildlife any day over city gang bangers.

RV camp ground Mojave

San Bernardino County Parks w/ Campgrounds
Regional Camping Parks in SoCal Deserts

Calico Ghost Town

Camping & Cabins near developed ghost town center & I-15.

Moabi County Park

on the Colorado River; Elevation 470′
NEEDLES CA
760-326-3831

150 RV sites, tent camping. Hot showers, restrooms, marina, store, fishing, boating, BBQ, camp fire rings, picnic tables & shelter; Open year round, no reservations required. Moabi Park has over 160 acres of open area riding for OHV use. more info here

Mojave Narrows Park

off I-15; near Victorville CA
760-245-2226
85 RV sites, tent camping. Hot showers, restrooms, hiking & equestrian trails, BBQ, camp fire rings, picnic tables; Open year round, no reservations required. more info here

Mojave River Forks

18395 Highway 173, Hesperia, CA 92345
760-389-2322

50 RV sites, tent camping. Hot showers, restrooms, hiking & equestrian trails, BBQ, camp fire rings, picnic tables; Open year round, reservations recommended.
more info here

Prado County Park

between the borders of Orange & Los Angeles counties.
on Highway 83, S of Hwy 60 & N of Hwy 91
CHINO CA
909-597-4260

75 RV sites, tent camping. Hot showers, restrooms, fishing, boating, waterslides, BBQ, camp fire rings, picnic tables & shelter; Open year round, reservations recommended.
more info here

Yucaipa County Park

885 acres in the foothills of the San Bernardino Mountains
From Interstate 10, exit on Yucaipa Blvd, go north and east to Oak Glen Road, turn north and east.
909-790-3127
RV camping & group sites
Hot showers, restrooms, fishing, boating, horseback rentals, BBQ, camp fire rings, picnic tables & shelter; Open year round, reservations recommended. more info here

Rim of the World Rally

One of the more popular rally racing events in California, Rim of the World offers racing action to the SoCal fans. The Antelope Valley Fairgrounds, located in Lancaster is the place with snow capped ridges as the backdrop & plenty of vendor displays.

The real Rim of the World Drive is located in the San Bernardino National Forest near the mountain resorts of Big Bear Lake. There are plenty dirt back roads to explore.

Annual event: April

www.rimoftheworldrally.com