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

Coast Ridge
Addition to the Ventana Wilderness
2,130 acres

Coast Ridge Map
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Stretching along the east side of the Coast Ridge for nearly eight miles, the area is notable for its many magnificent stands of old-growth redwood. Other tree species include conifers, tanoak, madrone, and a variety of other broadleaf species. Several perennial streams originate within the addition and wind their way through steep canyons to join with the Wild and Scenic Big Sur River, located within the adjacent Ventana Wilderness.

On the slopes that comprise the upper portion of this potential addition, numerous meadows intermingle with the redwoods that tower over the landscape. The ridgelines afford sweeping views of the 4,853-foot Ventana Double Cone and the interior of the Ventana Wilderness.

The recently re-introduced California condor is often observed gliding high above the treetops.



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