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Old 08-13-2020, 09:11 AM   #1
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Street Camping Los Angeles.

The City Of Angels is pretty much a chaotic free-for-all street camping area these days. There are a wide variety of rigs on the streets from very-scary-disgusting to horrible not-so-bad. Downtown people actually pitch tents on sidewalks and build crazy structures. There are huge piles of trash in some places closer to downtown. It's like a sci-fi movie about the future gone bad.

Anyway if you look at a map of the City of Los Angeles there is an area called the LA Strip that is several blocks wide that runs for miles from downtown to the LA Harbor. So its far enough from the Heart-Of-Darkness downtown to be a possible overnight stay while passing through. This would be the area where the strip intersects the 405 freeway. People put up cones and run generators and just camp out.

Look at a satellite shot of West Del Amo Blvd. between Hamilton Ave and Vermont and you will see all the rigs. This area has a Torrance address and is really Los Angeles. Only works for the fearless adventuresome Walmart-on-steroids-emergency-cheeper-than-dirt camping crowd.

But it is boondocking.
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Old 08-13-2020, 10:08 AM   #2
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Wow!

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Ve...4d-118.2919728

Street view: https://www.google.com/maps/@33.8463...7i16384!8i8192

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The City Of Angels is pretty much a chaotic free-for-all street camping area these days. There are a wide variety of rigs on the streets from very-scary-disgusting to horrible not-so-bad. Downtown people actually pitch tents on sidewalks and build crazy structures. There are huge piles of trash in some places closer to downtown. It's like a sci-fi movie about the future gone bad.

Anyway if you look at a map of the City of Los Angeles there is an area called the LA Strip that is several blocks wide that runs for miles from downtown to the LA Harbor. So its far enough from the Heart-Of-Darkness downtown to be a possible overnight stay while passing through. This would be the area where the strip intersects the 405 freeway. People put up cones and run generators and just camp out.

Look at a satellite shot of West Del Amo Blvd. between Hamilton Ave and Vermont and you will see all the rigs. This area has a Torrance address and is really Los Angeles. Only works for the fearless adventuresome Walmart-on-steroids-emergency-cheeper-than-dirt camping crowd.

But it is boondocking.


Do so at your own risk! The amount of mentally ill and drug addicts that at times go crazy setting campers on fire because they think they are demon possessed is common. Also there is a high probability that your camper will be burglarized or your batteries or generator will be stolen. You also should be concerned with concerned with possibly contracting scabies, hepatitis, and Tuburculosis, Whooping Cough and SARS/COVID. I speak from an experience based perspective from working there as a Policeman for the City of Los Angeles.

Besides why add to a massive problem that the City is facing and trying to address?
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I don't think that big city street camping has ever been part of my camping agenda.

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I would never drive there or camp there...
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Having lived in L.A. for 50 years before fleeing.

NO WAY!

You'd be better off stopping out side L.A. and using the next day to get through L.A. to the open road on the other side.
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Do so at your own risk! The amount of mentally ill and drug addicts that at times go crazy setting campers on fire because they think they are demon possessed is common. Also there is a high probability that your camper will be burglarized or your batteries or generator will be stolen. You also should be concerned with concerned with possibly contracting scabies, hepatitis, and Tuburculosis, Whooping Cough and SARS/COVID. I speak from an experience based perspective from working there as a Policeman for the City of Los Angeles.

Besides why add to a massive problem that the City is facing and trying to address?
Well it was sort of a tongue-in-cheek post.
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Well it was sort of a tongue-in-cheek post.
I hope so!

Lived in So Cal 30 years...I know the area.

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Disappointment camping in the Granite Mountains

We were expecting crowds Boondocking in the Granite Mountains just outside of Jeffery City, Wyoming this month... but had to be disappointed.

The area looks dangerous, but we managed. Saw some Antelope... they looked wild and mean.
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I don't think that big city street camping has ever been part of my camping agenda.

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In the early 1990's San Francisco had a large RV park in the "South of Market" neighborhood, close to the Southern Pacific commuter depot on 3rd Street. You could walk/bus to all tourist spots on The Embarcadero, including Fisherman's Wharf. It got fair to OK reviews in the Good Sam paperback hard copy of the Campground Guide. [ remember that? . . . ]

During our 10,000 mile winter trip from New York to San Diego, and Napa, then back home via Texas because of winter temps, we figured we would make a reservation at this campground, and try it out. So -- using the pay phone [remember them?] at the San Diego campground on Mission Bay, we made a reservation, probably using our AT&T calling card [remember?]. Cell phones were just starting, so we "got fancy" and signed up for a Nextel nationwide pager [ditto?] which worked great all over the country. I think it included some basic text features?

Anywhooo . . . the San Francisco RV park worked out great! Friends in the financial and legal fields simply walked over for lunch or cocktails after work, before taking an SP train south to commuter cities on The Peninsula down to San Jose.

The rest of the eight-week trip went well too.

Fond memories of times gone long by . . .

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Well it was sort of a tongue-in-cheek post.
Got it at the git go FYI!

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The City Of Angels is pretty much a chaotic free-for-all street camping area these days. There are a wide variety of rigs on the streets from very-scary-disgusting to horrible not-so-bad. Downtown people actually pitch tents on sidewalks and build crazy structures. There are huge piles of trash in some places closer to downtown. It's like a sci-fi movie about the future gone bad.

Anyway if you look at a map of the City of Los Angeles there is an area called the LA Strip that is several blocks wide that runs for miles from downtown to the LA Harbor. So its far enough from the Heart-Of-Darkness downtown to be a possible overnight stay while passing through. This would be the area where the strip intersects the 405 freeway. People put up cones and run generators and just camp out.

Look at a satellite shot of West Del Amo Blvd. between Hamilton Ave and Vermont and you will see all the rigs. This area has a Torrance address and is really Los Angeles. Only works for the fearless adventuresome Walmart-on-steroids-emergency-cheeper-than-dirt camping crowd.

But it is boondocking.
Well I guess one has to find somewhere to pitch a tent since San Francisco sidewalks are all full.
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SoCal is always a trend setter. Iím afraid we may be seeing a picture of much of the temperate part of the country in a few years. These are not all deranged people, drug addicts, criminals and alcoholics. There are many who are simply unable to afford more conventional living arrangements.

Iím a big fan of capitalism but when itís completely unfettered it seems to turn into an exercise of greed which results in a grotesquely skewed distribution of wealth. Then you you have globalization, technology replacing people as tools of production, a pandemic.

I imagine most here are in pretty good shape but itís indisputable that the middle class we used to have is shrinking rapidly. And many are hanging on only with huge debt.

Itís such a sad state of affairs. I wish I had some answers. But Iím afraid that we have finally found a use for old SOBís.

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Did not take a photograph when passing by the City Park at Grand Junction, Colorado this week.

There were up to '15 footers' on the lawn. Four feet high... Not trailers... but heaps of personal belongings and people loitering around browsing each others accumulations, looking for deals.

They were also spaced 10 feet or so apart from one another. No doubt a City standard for today's travelers staying for the short or long term.

Yep. Makes us want to move back to Colorado. Rocky Mountain High by John Denver seems to have evaporated and left even the small towns.

Colorado was a special place for us some years ago. Now it is a leisure and comfortable camping spot for those wanting green lawns, free outdoor storage and locals mowing the lawns and cleaning up the mess. This will change when the warm Summer months enter the Fall and Winter. The visitors will leave... but their '15 footers' probably will not.

I did not see any snow skis... but I am sure some could have been there.
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This thread has got to be a joke. Street camping in LA? Youíve gotta be kidding,
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We were expecting crowds Boondocking in the Granite Mountains just outside of Jeffery City, Wyoming this month... but had to be disappointed.

The area looks dangerous, but we managed. Saw some Antelope... they looked wild and mean.
So hot and dry..I the winter..-40 with 50mph winds...
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This thread has got to be a joke. Street camping in LA? You’ve gotta be kidding,
Yes it is but...

Back in the 1980's went to school and worked part time. No money for a roof.

Fortunately I had a 1959 VW van with a bed. So I became part of the mobile homeless.

Decided if I was going to live in a van. I'd live in a nice area. So I chose South Pasadena which is rich folks with big houses set back and many Ivey covered walls.

Now it is illegal to park on the street between 2:00 and 6:00am but if you went to the police station they would give (as in free) a three day parking pass.

The gas stations there left the restrooms unlocked at night which was a help.

Mon through Fri. I was a South pasadenian and on weekends. Ventura campgrounds on the beach at a whopping $1.25 a night.

It was a good life.
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We were expecting crowds Boondocking in the Granite Mountains just outside of Jeffery City, Wyoming this month... but had to be disappointed.

The area looks dangerous, but we managed. Saw some Antelope... they looked wild and mean.

Really nice!
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