Double Cone Quarterly
Spring Equinox 2003-- Volume VI, Number 1

Chews Ridge
Addition to the Ventana Wilderness
1,345 acres

Chalk Peak Map
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This potential addition includes the upper drainages of both Church Creek and the Miller Fork of the Carmel River. The Tassajara Road defines the eastern boundary.

The vegetation within the area is diverse, with the north-facing slopes and canyons composed of mixed broadleaf and coniferous forests. Grasslands and chaparral are found on the south-facing slopes and ridge tops. Trees in the area include the rare Santa Lucia fir, which is endemic to this mountain range. Other noteworthy plants of the area include the rare Santa Lucia lupine and Abrams lupine.

Expansive views of rugged and scenic sandstone formations that lie west of Church Creek can be enjoyed from within the potential addition.



Chews Ridge Photo


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