It's only a 10 minute drive from our desert home up Highway 74 to the pinyon forest, but another 35 minutes to Garner Valley and its tall pines. Another 10 minutes from there and one arrives at Lake Hemet. There is a privately owned campground there and a day/picnic area in a national forest area too. We haven't camped at Lake Hemet (ever), but I would like to someday. These were the fall colors that I saw up there on Veterans' Day.