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by C M Heard
Mon Oct 03, 2016 8:08 am
Forum: Ventana Discussion
Topic: Shangri La and VDB seems to be now burned....
Replies: 5
Views: 1637

Re: Shangri La and VDB seems to be now burned....

No, the unburned islands are not all gone. The Incident Management Team has just decided not to track them and is including them in the burned acreage. An unburned island that is well within the black line may or may not actually burn; we won't know until the rain finally puts the fire out. So the &...
by C M Heard
Wed Jul 27, 2016 10:08 pm
Forum: Ventana Discussion
Topic: Wildfire
Replies: 34
Views: 5848

Re: Wildfire

According to this morning's operations map, the portion of the big box line parallel to the Skinner Ridge Trail from just east of the Comings Camp Trail junction to Bottcher's Gap and then down Skinner Ridge to Pico Blanco Scout Camp was reopened; unfortunately, as reported by Keith Vandevere this m...
by C M Heard
Tue Jul 26, 2016 9:41 pm
Forum: Ventana Discussion
Topic: Wildfire
Replies: 34
Views: 5848

Re: Wildfire

There is going to be a lot more trails! check out these dozer lines done and planned, 50 dozers on scene...already at Pico Blanco BSR so I assume the are on Skinner's ridge now.. http://ftp.nifc.gov/incident_specific_data/calif_s/CALFIRE/2016_Incidents/CA-BEU-003422_Soberanes/IAP/20160726/Soberanes...
by C M Heard
Wed Jul 20, 2016 9:21 pm
Forum: Cone Peak Project Updates
Topic: Cone Peak Trails Network Project Status Update 2016-07-20
Replies: 0
Views: 1365

Cone Peak Trails Network Project Status Update 2016-07-20

Hello everybody, Notwithstanding the silence on this Forum since the last status update on 2014-06-19, we have not been idle on the Cone Peak Trails Network. We have in fact accomplished a great deal, even though we have not done all that we would have liked. Our accomplishments include: • Completio...
by C M Heard
Thu Apr 21, 2016 8:48 pm
Forum: Ventana Discussion
Topic: Backcountry hot tubs coming out.
Replies: 18
Views: 3839

Re: Backcountry hot tubs coming out.

I have to confess something though. I love picnic tables. It is nice to sit down and have a place to put things. Those are also not allowed in a wilderness area. My question and perhaps comment is what about trails? Certainly true wilderness areas would not even have trails. I think most people wou...
by C M Heard
Thu Apr 21, 2016 7:26 pm
Forum: Silver Peak Wilderness Trails
Topic: Cruikshank Trail
Replies: 130
Views: 70952

Re: Cruikshank Trail

Date Hiked: April 18, 2016
General Condition: Wilderness Freeway (Heavily used and well maintained)

The stumphole from the downed oak has been filled. There is a small dip in the trail where it was, but after it hardens, the trail should be as good as new.
by C M Heard
Wed Mar 30, 2016 6:39 am
Forum: Ventana Discussion
Topic: Cone Peak loop parking options and questions.
Replies: 4
Views: 1656

Re: Cone Peak loop parking options and questions.

The Cone Peak Road is closed for the season, so you won't be able to park at one of the trailheads there. That will add an in-and-out walk to your hike. If you park at the trailhead across from Kirk Creek Campground, you can hike up to Vicente Flat Camp (5 mi) and start the loop from there. It's abo...
by C M Heard
Wed Mar 30, 2016 6:24 am
Forum: Silver Peak Wilderness Trails
Topic: Cruikshank Trail
Replies: 130
Views: 70952

Re: Cruikshank Trail

Date Hiked: March 28, 2016
General Condition: Clear (no obstacles and tread well defined)

The downed toyon was cleared on 2016-03-28. The downed oak remains.
by C M Heard
Wed Jul 22, 2015 3:40 pm
Forum: Ventana Discussion
Topic: Post Fire
Replies: 2
Views: 1148

Re: Post Fire

The incident (LPF-2121) is no longer listed as an open incident on http://www.wildcad.net/WCCALPF.htm, so presumably it is deemed out.

//cmh
by C M Heard
Wed Jul 22, 2015 3:33 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Items lost at Vicente Flat Camp
Replies: 0
Views: 1673

Items lost at Vicente Flat Camp

The items in the photo below lost1.JPG are a pair of curved titanium tent poles about 30" long and a Luci solar-charged, inflatable LED lantern. They were found at Vicente Flat Camp between June 24 and July 18 and are now at the Monterey Ranger District Office. If you are the owner of one of th...