ALERT: Due to a January 26-28 storm, Highway 1 is closed from Big Creek Vista Point in the south to just north of Lime Creek Bridge in the north. Long-term, there is a significant washout of the Highway 1 at Rat Creek (just north of Big Creek Reserve and just south of Esalen Institute). Expect this closure to be in place until summer 2021. Nacimiento-Fergusson Road (which connects Highway 1 at Kirk Creek with Fort Hunter Liggett on the eastern side of the Coast Ridge) is also significantly damaged and may not be open for quite some time.  

Effective January 22, 2021 U.S. Forest Service - Los Padres National Forest has re-opened most unburned areas of the Monterey Ranger District. In and around the northern Ventana Wilderness, most lands north of and including the Marble Peak Trail are open. Wilderness camps in the backcountry can be accessed from the Arroyo Seco Recreation Area near Greenfield (off 101) or via Tassajara Road deep in the Carmel Valley. 

The Pine Ridge Trail from Big Sur Station to Redwood Camp remains closed. 

Lands south of Willow Creek Road, including most of the Silver Peak Wilderness, are also open.

Most secondary roads (including Del Venturi/Milpitas, Nacimiento-Fergusson, Plaskett Ridge, Willow Creek/Los Burros, & South Coast Ridge roads) remain gated and closed. 

This map depicts the closure boundary. Not sure if a particular road, trail, or camp is open? Call the Monterey Ranger District at 831-385-5434. Please enjoy your public lands responsibly. When in place, abide by NO CAMPFIRE restrictions. Pack out everything you pack in (including toilet paper). Leave this special place better than you found it. Leave No Trace ethics are more important than ever with visitors concentrated in fewer places to go.  

State Parks 

The following are open for day use:  Point Lobos State Natural Reserve, Garrapata State Park - Soberanes Canyon Trail, Andrew Molera State Park, Point Sur State Historic Park (tours only), and Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park (go online or call to find out if the park's campgrounds are open)  

The following remain closed: Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, John Little State Natural Reserve, Limekiln State Park  

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO (additional US Forest Service information for the Monterey Ranger District): Please note that the information above is oftentimes more up-to-date than the US Forest Service site. Call 831-385-5434 with questions. 


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Wild and Scenic Film Festival! Sept. 20th and 22nd

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Re: Wild and Scenic Film Festival! Sept. 20th and 22nd

Postby mikesplain on Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:17 pm

Film stills, trailers & the like can be seen at the Facebook event pages, where you can also find a listing of films by venue:

Santa Cruz 9/20-
Monterey 9/22-

Advance tickets save you $5 each:

Santa Cruz 9/20-
Monterey 9/22- ... sp?evt=195

Thanks for bringing a date & supporting VWA's biggest "friendraiser" event of the year, we hope to see you at the Wild & Scenic Film Festival!

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Wild and Scenic Film Festival! Sept. 20th and 22nd

Postby VWA Admin on Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:45 am

Join the Ventana Wilderness Alliance at the Del Mar and Golden State Theatres for fantastic films about wild things & wild places, guaranteed to inspire you to get outside & give back! This sixth annual VWA presentation includes the only Monterey Bay stops on the Wild & Scenic world tour. All proceeds benefit wilderness conservation in the Big Sur backcountry.

Santa Cruz -
Thursday, September 20: Doors at 6:00 pm | showtime 7:00 pm.
Show up early to check out our raffle!
Location Address: Del Mar Theatre 1124 Pacific Avenue | downtown Santa Cruz.
Ticket Prices: $25 + fees in advance | $30 + fees at the door.
More information: Call 831-423-3191.

Monterey -
Saturday, September 22: Doors at 5:00 pm | showtime 7:00 pm.
Show up early to check out our raffle!
Location Address: Golden State Theatre 417 Alvarado Street | downtown Monterey.
Ticket Prices: $25 + fees in advance | $30 + fees at the door.
Tickets: ... sp?evt=195
More information: Call 831-423-3191.
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