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by bigsurkate
Mon Aug 18, 2014 4:48 pm
Forum: Ventana Discussion
Topic: Local Big Sur hiker Arvin Nelson is missing
Replies: 0
Views: 879

Local Big Sur hiker Arvin Nelson is missing

Arvin is 6'3" 200-230 lbs, 55 and black. He is a server at River Inn. He left China Camp on 8/6 and was supposed to hike Pine Ridge to Sykes arriving last Friday at 5 pm. SAR is back there, along with helicopters, but please keep an eye out and notify
MCSO.
by bigsurkate
Thu Aug 30, 2012 12:17 pm
Forum: Ventana Discussion
Topic: What’s That Thing? Fire Gate Edition
Replies: 4
Views: 1716

Re: What’s That Thing? Fire Gate Edition

jonl wrote:I recall seeing a gate similar to that at the top of the road down to the Kinder Mine off of the Coast Ridge Road.
The one at Kinder Mine does not have these defensive tubes on it.
by bigsurkate
Tue Jun 05, 2012 6:14 pm
Forum: Ventana Discussion
Topic: Please be careful with fires this Memorial Day weekend
Replies: 2
Views: 1272

Re: Please be careful with fires this Memorial Day weekend

People also need to be reminded not to leave their campfire unattended and still smoldering. I saw one of these Memorial Day weekend. :roll:
by bigsurkate
Fri Sep 17, 2010 11:36 am
Forum: Ventana Discussion
Topic: Monterey County Deserves a professional fire prevention plan
Replies: 3
Views: 974

Re: Monterey County Deserves a professional fire prevention

I love the title "Monterey County Deserves a professional fire prevention plan." The current version of the MCCWPP was prepared by professionals - many professionals from many fields of fire prevention and forest management. It has been studied and contributed to by many others. Reasonable...
by bigsurkate
Wed Aug 11, 2010 7:31 pm
Forum: Ventana Discussion
Topic: Short walk for school group?
Replies: 3
Views: 954

Re: Short walk for school group?

I would advise the group to contact PV school, and maybe they can work out a "sharing" of experiences and hikes with our high school. It could be fun for both groups. The number is 805-927-4507. Teachers aren't back, yet, but the office is staffed. Also, the camp ground host is on the scho...
by bigsurkate
Wed Aug 11, 2010 7:03 pm
Forum: Ventana Discussion
Topic: USFS Brushwork
Replies: 0
Views: 772

USFS Brushwork

Farley is correct. Some of the limbs and trees are 6-8" in diameter. I posted photos, if any one wants to see them. I spoke with Sherry Tune this evening, and she is aware of the problems and is addressing them. Love the tiger lily at Willow Creek.
by bigsurkate
Tue Aug 10, 2010 5:35 pm
Forum: Ventana Discussion
Topic: New Enterprise on Willow Creek Road
Replies: 6
Views: 1438

Re: New Enterprise on Willow Creek Road

Well, I know who used to own the bright green Datsum S/W ... and she hasn't been on the South Coast in years. As to the boat, it has been there forever. I have always wondered about that one. It is really easy to cast blame without knowing the facts. And people seem to be fond of doing so. Doesn't r...
by bigsurkate
Thu Jun 24, 2010 12:02 am
Forum: Ventana Discussion
Topic: Plaskett Fire, 2010-06-19 -- 2010-06-20
Replies: 1
Views: 723

Re: Plaskett Fire, 2010-06-19 -- 2010-06-20

Yes, Mike, our first "real" fire of the season, started by a target shooter, shooting at a metal target. USFS, Cal-Fire, and BSVFB were all over this from the initial reporting at 1:30 pm, until containment. I have photos from the incident, as well as the aftermath. Three things worked in ...
by bigsurkate
Wed Apr 21, 2010 9:09 pm
Forum: Ventana Discussion
Topic: On matters of scale
Replies: 4
Views: 1071

Re: On matters of scale

And Mike, as you know, the Home Ridge Dozer line is NOT in the Wilderness and helps to protect my home, and many, many others on Plaskett. They did rehab of this dozer line after the Chalk Fire, but if you've been up Plaskett, you know that the 15 inches of rain we got on October 13th destroyed Plas...