Here’s your Escape Route! If you have heard of Kennedy Meadows you already know what I mean. If you have not, let me introduce you.
In the Southern edge of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, in East Tulare County, CA, at 6500 feet elevation exists a quiet retreat for the nature lovers and a sportsman’s destination for those who would fish, hunt, hike or ride. There are hundreds of miles of trails for hiking, horseback riding and off road vehicles. The PCT passes right through here. Amazingly, this is only a three hour drive from downtown Los Angeles. Head West off the 395 from near Inyokern and make your way up to this wooded, green Sierra Mountain refuge. A caution: There is another Kennedy Meadows, completely unrelated, further up the 395 and closer to Mammoth. This is not that.
This property measures 166 by 671 feet for a total of 2.56 acres. It is a fairly level parcel and is quite wooded on one end, but largely covered with manzanita (?) otherwise. It is located about 100 feet below Sierra Meadows rd. and is easily accessed by a road that cuts through its left end. There are a few houses within a few hundred yards, but this is a quiet area. There is what appears to be a second road that cuts diagonally across an area more in the center of the property, however a few points should be noted: The existing deed recognizes the left easement, but makes no mention of the right, diagonal road. And the county plat maps do not show that road. More importantly, if you’ll notice the satellite images show that that road has bush growing on it. That makes clear how little that road is used, if at all. And there is no need for anyone to use that road as what it accesses can be accessed easily on other much better roads right nearby. Google Earth shows that diagonal path as a road, but gives it the wrong name. Indeed Google Earth gets a lot of the names there wrong. In the photo section I include two maps with the correctly named roads that do not show the diagonal road. In short, I think its clear that what looks like a diagonal road, is just very old and no longer to be considered a road.
Utilities are limited. There is phone service. Property owners rely on septic systems, propane tanks and generators, solar panels or windmills for power. With increased interest in off the grid living there are quite affordable set ups for powering properties like this. This is a well water area. Snow is plowed off the main roads in the winter. This area would easily accommodate a trailer. Clearly, there is no mandated period of time by which the property needs be developed.
There are two ‘social hubs’ in this area: First there is Grumpy Bears Retreat Restaurant, Tavern and information center at 98887 Kennedy Meadows Rd. They have events during the year such as BBQ cook offs, tractor parades, Chillie Cook-offs, catfish fry’s, etc… Then further up a ways is the Kennedy Meadows General Store and restaurant at 96740 Beach Meadows Rd., where you can get all your gettins. If you’ve seen the movie or read the book “Wild” the main character, Cheryl, spends some time at the location where she gets valuable advice and insight. There is also a property owners association, although there are no mandatory HOA fees. I can’t include their web site here but you can do a search for Kennedy Meadows Property Owners and Associates.
This location is also only a few minutes away from the Porter Ranch and Sacatar Meadows Airport, both private dirt runways.
The address given here is ONLY A FINDER ADDRESS. The actual address for this site has not yet been assigned. In order to provide a map here I am required to provide an address so I am giving the address of a neighboring parcel. Check out the image gallery for a map that shows the actual parcel in the property location.
GPS points are: 36.0045238829387,-118.100920784118 ;36.0049794030382,-118.100919640904 ;36.0048674023108,-118.103104800411 ;36.0043942596905,-118.103084683614. These points are deemed reliable, but not guaranteed and should not supersede what it stated in County Plat Maps.
This is an affordable opportunity to own a piece of the Sierra Nevada’s to indulge your mountain loving self. Why not contact me today to enquire about making this your Sierra Solitude home?