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by jbl
Tue Jul 05, 2022 6:19 am
Forum: Silver Peak Wilderness Trails
Topic: Buckeye Trail
Replies: 108
Views: 79824

Buckeye Trail

Date Hiked: July 3, 2022 General Condition: Wilderness Freeway (Heavily used and/or well maintained) We did a pre-4th of July hike up the Cruikshank Trail to the Cruikshank Camps and then along the Buckeye Trail to Salmon Creek Station. Overall Report-the Buckeye Trail has held up quite well since ...
by jbl
Tue Jul 05, 2022 5:57 am
Forum: Silver Peak Wilderness Trails
Topic: Cruikshank Trail
Replies: 130
Views: 71141

Cruikshank Trail

Date Hiked: July 3, 2022 General Condition: Wilderness Freeway (Heavily used and/or well maintained) We did a pre-4th of July hike up the Cruikshank Trail to the Cruikshank Camps and then along the Buckeye Trail to Salmon Creek Station. Section: Trailhead to Silver Peak Wilderness sign/entrance int...
by jbl
Tue Feb 22, 2022 2:18 pm
Forum: Ventana Wilderness Trails
Topic: Santa Lucia Peak Trail (summit spur)
Replies: 13
Views: 9660

Re: Santa Lucia Peak Trail (summit spur)

Date Hiked: February 19, 2022 General Condition: Clear (no obstacles and tread well defined) OMG I COULDN'T BELIEVE HOW WIDE OPEN THIS WAS (FOR THE MOST PART-SEE DETAIL BELOW). Section: from saddle/Santa Lucia Trail to ~1/4 mile from high saddle where you cross to behind the ridge: Wilderness Freew...
by jbl
Tue Feb 22, 2022 1:58 pm
Forum: Ventana Wilderness Trails
Topic: Santa Lucia Trail
Replies: 72
Views: 53009

Santa Lucia Trail

Date Hiked: February 19, 2022 General Condition: Wilderness Freeway (Heavily used and well maintained) THIS REPORT COVERS THE SECTION FROM SANTA LUCIA MEMORIAL PARK TRAILHEAD TO THE SADDLE AT THE TURNOFF FOR THE SPUR TRAIL TO JUNIPERO SERRA PEAK "What a difference a fire and flood makes" ...
by jbl
Sun Oct 17, 2021 9:27 am
Forum: Silver Peak Wilderness Trails
Topic: Mansfield Ravine Trail
Replies: 19
Views: 18799

Mansfield Ravine Trail

Date Hiked: October 16, 2021 General Condition: Clear (no obstacles and tread well defined) Despite Gary's 2019 report I expected this trail to be in bad shape given the intense and unprecedented rain that hit the central coast in January and the fact that it doesn't get much use, but I was extreme...
by jbl
Thu Aug 19, 2021 4:36 pm
Forum: Ventana Discussion
Topic: Mountain bikes in the Ventana Wilderness?
Replies: 30
Views: 9123

Mountain bikes in the Ventana Wilderness?

"With the advent of the E-bike, a ride to the top of Cone Peak will become commonplace some day."

I sure hope not!
by jbl
Sat Jul 10, 2021 9:31 am
Forum: Trails and Trailwork Discussion
Topic: Mt. Mars Area Trail Report
Replies: 7
Views: 5311

Mt. Mars Area Trail Report

Went up and down the face of Mt. Mars on June 23, 2021 using the route that starts on the jeep road that intersects with Highway 1 about 1/2 mile south of Salmon Creek Trailhead. This route is about 2,000' in 2 miles (and about 1,400' of that is in the 1 mile section from Kozy Kove meadow for an ave...
by jbl
Thu Apr 08, 2021 6:17 pm
Forum: Trails and Trailwork Discussion
Topic: Mt. Mars Area Trail Report
Replies: 7
Views: 5311

Mt. Mars Area Trail Report

Rubrnutz: I applaud your efforts and it is great to hear a report as I haven't been over along the ridge between Mt. Mars and the County Line Road/Murray Mine Road junction for several years. I must return (with my loppers and saw no doubt). The key to this section of the route is to know it is an o...
by jbl
Sat Nov 21, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Ventana Discussion
Topic: Silver Peak - Trail or No Trail
Replies: 8
Views: 2261

Silver Peak - Trail or No Trail

I will sometimes refer to Alltrails for information about areas I haven't been to and sometimes I find some useful information, but I would not rely on Alltrails for any up to date or accurate information about any unofficial trails in the Ventana or Silver Peak Wildernesses; the one shown in the OP...
by jbl
Sat Nov 14, 2020 11:50 pm
Forum: Ventana Discussion
Topic: Silver Peak - Trail or No Trail
Replies: 8
Views: 2261

Silver Peak - Trail or No Trail

Once Silver Peak Wilderness opens up... Definitely read all the comments in the discussion that is linked in Jim Ringland's prior post as among those comments were some very detailed first-hand information from several folks who have spent a bit of time in the Silver Peak environs. As I said in my p...