Welcome! Log In Create A New Profile Recent Messages

Deep Creek Hot Springs

The Moon is New


Advanced

Castro enforces the "law"

All posts are those of the individual authors and the owner of this site does not endorse them. Content should be considered opinion and not fact until verified independently.

August 07, 2013 05:49PM
OUT THERE

Not Everyone Gets Into Deep Creek's Pools

High desert hideaway isn't easy to get to, and some popular pastimes aren't even legal, but the soaking and sunbathing make it a real hot spot.

By EMMETT BERG
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES

July 20 2002

You pay your money or you take your chances.

Mike Castro takes your money for the privilege of crossing his property outside his weathered cabin in the furrowed high desert several miles southeast of Hesperia. Castro's property, an old ranch, lies athwart a trail to the popular Deep Creek hot springs at the bottom of a narrow canyon along the northern boundary of the San Bernardino National Forest.

You can also walk a long five miles to the hot springs on the Pacific Crest Trail, but Castro's property offers the easiest access, along with a secure place to park--for a fee. If you try to cross his land without paying the $4-per-person toll, chances are Castro will catch up with you somewhere out on the crinkled outback he prowls on his dirt bike, armed with a pistol, on the lookout for scofflaws.

Edit: please don't violate copyrights



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/09/2013 12:40PM by Rick.
SubjectAuthorViewsPosted

Hotspringers buy Bowen Ranch for Mike Castro

katrina island 6529April 21, 2002 12:25PM

Re: Hotspringers buy Bowen Ranch for Mike Castro

Paul P. 2101April 22, 2002 11:59AM

Re: Hotspringers buy Bowen Ranch for Mike Castro

katrina island 1600April 27, 2002 01:07PM

Re: Hotspringers buy Bowen Ranch for Mike Castro

Paul P. 1360April 29, 2002 11:57AM

Re: Hotspringers buy Bowen Ranch for Mike Castro

thepathlesstaken1151July 11, 2013 09:09AM

Re: Hotspringers buy Bowen Ranch for Mike Castro

mohave1123July 12, 2013 12:21AM

Re: Hotspringers buy Bowen Ranch for Mike Castro

Wizard 1369April 29, 2002 01:23PM

Re: Hotspringers buy Bowen Ranch for Mike Castro

Paul P. 1345April 29, 2002 05:00PM

Re: Hotspringers buy Bowen Ranch for Mike Castro

Good Memory 1418October 23, 2002 08:34PM

Re: Hotspringers buy Bowen Ranch for Mike Castro

jobe1024July 10, 2013 01:59PM

Re: Hotspringers buy Bowen Ranch for Mike Castro

carrie anne 1619November 05, 2002 03:27PM

Re: Hotspringers buy Bowen Ranch for Mike Castro

kingnate20001610July 07, 2013 07:05AM

Re: Hotspringers buy Bowen Ranch for Mike Castro

Paul P.1304July 07, 2013 08:35AM

Re: Hotspringers buy Bowen Ranch for Mike Castro

kingnate20001132July 09, 2013 07:14PM

Re: Hotspringers buy Bowen Ranch for Mike Castro

Paul P.1237July 09, 2013 10:37PM

Re: Hotspringers buy Bowen Ranch for Mike Castro

kingnate20001123July 10, 2013 08:07AM

Mike Castro repeatedly brandishes guns

katrina island2402August 07, 2013 05:27PM

Castro enforces the "law"

katrina island1209August 07, 2013 05:49PM

San Bernardino County is corrupt

katrina island1370August 07, 2013 06:24PM

Re: Mike Castro repeatedly brandishes guns

jobe1348August 10, 2013 11:55AM

Mike Castro confidential informant

katrina island1127August 10, 2013 09:44PM

Re: Mike Castro repeatedly brandishes guns

Mr_Wayne1337August 12, 2013 07:16AM

Re: Hotspringers buy Bowen Ranch for Mike Castro

jobe1336August 12, 2013 09:40AM



Sorry, only registered users may post in this forum.

Click here to login