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by lylegordon
Sun Oct 31, 2021 10:00 am
Forum: Ventana Wilderness Trails
Topic: Boronda Trail
Replies: 32
Views: 28574

Re: Boronda Trail

Date Hiked: October 30, 2021 General Condition: Wilderness Freeway (Heavily used and well maintained) Wilderness freeway, easy to follow the entire way down. A few spur/use trails to nice viewpoints but the correct route is obvious. Didn't check for water at the pump house. Parking was busy on Satu...
by lylegordon
Sun Oct 31, 2021 9:59 am
Forum: Ventana Wilderness Trails
Topic: Big Sur Trail
Replies: 77
Views: 49462

Re: Big Sur Trail

Date Hiked: October 28, 2021 General Condition: Wilderness freeway (mostly) Hiked the Big Sur Trail from the junction with the Pine Ridge Trail to Cold Springs camp. Trail was in mostly excellent condition (except the following issues below) There is a remaining overgrown (passable) section (about ...
by lylegordon
Sun Oct 31, 2021 9:51 am
Forum: Ventana Wilderness Trails
Topic: Pine Ridge Trail
Replies: 220
Views: 144612

Re: Pine Ridge Trail

Date Hiked: October 26, 2021 General Condition: Wilderness Freeway (Heavily used and well maintained) Pine Ridge Trail from Big Sur Station to Big Sur Trail Junction Excellent trail conditions - wilderness freeway Our group the previous pre-fire/restoration route above Barlow camp where there was a...
by lylegordon
Thu May 31, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Ventana Discussion
Topic: The best places to backpack on Memorial Day Weekend
Replies: 6
Views: 2903

Re: The best places to backpack on Memorial Day Weekend

My mistake. Thanks for the correction!
by lylegordon
Wed May 30, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Ventana Discussion
Topic: The best places to backpack on Memorial Day Weekend
Replies: 6
Views: 2903

Re: The best places to backpack on Memorial Day Weekend

While it is past memorial day weekend and I throughly enjoyed my backpacking trip in the Ventana wilderness I just wanted to see if this information was correct regarding the closure. My understanding was that most of the closure was lifted and only the Pine Ridge Trail remains closed. https://www.f...
by lylegordon
Tue May 29, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Ventana Wilderness Trails
Topic: Lost Valley Connector Trail
Replies: 21
Views: 17522

Re: Lost Valley Connector Trail

Date Hiked: May 27, 2018 General Condition: Difficult (brushy and/or many deadfalls, faint tread) Trail is marked with a weathered sign along the North Coast Ridge Road, easy to find. Tread is evident but the top section is heavily overgrown, still passable even with large packs but you need to pus...
by lylegordon
Tue May 29, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Ventana Wilderness Trails
Topic: Lost Valley Trail
Replies: 65
Views: 44623

Re: Lost Valley Trail

Date Hiked: May 27, 2018 General Condition: Passable (some brush and/or deadfalls, tread evident) Mostly easily passable from the Lost Valley Connector trail to Escondido. Some sections are a bit overgrown and there is quite a lot of poison oak, especially where the trail crosses the numerous small...
by lylegordon
Tue May 29, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Ventana Wilderness Trails
Topic: North Coast Ridge Trail
Replies: 47
Views: 18695

Re: North Coast Ridge Trail

Date Hiked: May 26, 2018 General Condition: Clear (no obstacles and tread well defined) Hiked from the Rodeo Flats trail to the lone Coulter pine above the Upper Bee Camp. Basically clear the whole way, lots of grass/foxtails along the road to get stuck in your shoes. No water (but a few ticks) in ...
by lylegordon
Tue May 29, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Ventana Wilderness Trails
Topic: Rodeo Flats Trail
Replies: 17
Views: 15002

Re: Rodeo Flats Trail

Date Hiked: May 26, 2018 General Condition: Passable (some brush and/or deadfalls, tread evident) Eroded in places and a few brushy sections but overall easily passable. Paved with wildflowers almost the entire way. Lots of grass/foxtails that would get stuck in your shoes. No sources of water alon...
by lylegordon
Tue May 29, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Ventana Wilderness Trails
Topic: Arroyo Seco Trail
Replies: 64
Views: 45048

Re: Arroyo Seco Trail

Date Hiked: May 26, 2018
General Condition: Clear (no obstacles and tread well defined)

Easy hiking from Santa Lucia Memorial park to the intersection with the Rodeo Flats trail. A few creek crossings but we could stay dry.