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by rcmd8418
Thu Apr 01, 2021 9:43 am
Forum: Ventana Wilderness Trails
Topic: Carmel River Trail
Replies: 145
Views: 87346

Re: Carmel River Trail

Date Hiked: March 25, 2021 General Condition: Clear (no obstacles and tread well defined) Hiked from the Church Creek Divide to Pine Valley. The trail was extremely easy to follow, but there is brushy overgrowth at places and one deadfall you can easily walk around. We surprisingly didn't see any p...
by rcmd8418
Thu Apr 01, 2021 9:31 am
Forum: Ventana Wilderness Trails
Topic: Pine Ridge Trail
Replies: 222
Views: 148980

Re: Pine Ridge Trail

Date Hiked: March 25, 2021 General Condition: Clear (no obstacles and tread well defined) Hiked the Pine Ridge Trail between China Camp and the Church Creek Divide (on the way to Pine Valley). The trail was extremely easy to follow, but there are several spots that you have to push through brushy o...
by rcmd8418
Fri Jul 17, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Ventana Wilderness Trails
Topic: Cone Peak Trail
Replies: 83
Views: 68468

Re: Cone Peak Trail

Date Hiked: July 12, 2020
General Condition: Clear (no obstacles and tread well defined)

Trail was clear and easy to follow, with some poison oak (but mostly avoidable, and much less than on Kirk Creek and Vicente Flat Trails). Amazing views from the summit.
by rcmd8418
Fri Jul 17, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: Ventana Wilderness Trails
Topic: Kirk Creek Trail (Highway One to Vicente Flat Camp)
Replies: 122
Views: 41566

Re: Kirk Creek Trail (Highway One to Vicente Flat Camp)

Date Hiked: July 11, 2020 General Condition: Clear (no obstacles and tread well defined) Hiked from Hwy 1 to Vicente Flat Camp. Trail was clear and easy to follow, but there was a lot of encroaching poison oak that was somewhat avoidable with careful footwork. It was a Saturday, so there were a dec...
by rcmd8418
Fri Jul 17, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: Ventana Wilderness Trails
Topic: Vicente Flat Trail (Cone Peak Road to Vicente Flat Camp)
Replies: 17
Views: 17039

Re: Vicente Flat Trail (Cone Peak Road to Vicente Flat Camp)

Date Hiked: July 12, 2020 General Condition: Clear (no obstacles and tread well defined) Camped at Vicente Flat and dayhiked to Cone Peak summit and back. Trail was clear and easy to follow, but with a decent amount of encroaching poison oak that was mostly avoidable with vigilant footwork. Creek w...
by rcmd8418
Wed Oct 16, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Ventana Discussion
Topic: Salmon Creek / Food Storage
Replies: 5
Views: 1695

Re: Salmon Creek / Food Storage

Spondulix wrote:Also, is there generally water available at either spruce or Estrella Campsites?
Was up this past weekend and water was flowing well at both Spruce and Estrella. Didn't see any water above Estrella until we made it around and down to Silver Camp. Water was stagnant at Lion's Den.
by rcmd8418
Wed Oct 16, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Silver Peak Wilderness Trails
Topic: Buckeye Trail
Replies: 111
Views: 88131

Re: Buckeye Trail

Date Hiked: October 12, 2019 General Condition: Clear (no obstacles and tread well defined) Hiked from the Cruikshank Trail junction to Buckeye and camped, then hiked out to the Salmon Creek station the next day. Trail was clear and pretty easy to follow, though we did get fooled by a short spur or...
by rcmd8418
Wed Oct 16, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Silver Peak Wilderness Trails
Topic: Cruikshank Trail
Replies: 131
Views: 79334

Re: Cruikshank Trail

Date Hiked: October 12, 2019 General Condition: Wilderness Freeway (Heavily used and well maintained) Hiked from Ridge Road to the Buckeye Trail junction. Most of the section above Silver Camp has been recently maintained and widened (you could almost walk side-by-side). Starting ~0.5mi before we r...
by rcmd8418
Wed Oct 16, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Silver Peak Wilderness Trails
Topic: Salmon Creek Trail
Replies: 130
Views: 78297

Re: Salmon Creek Trail

Date Hiked: October 11, 2019 General Condition: Clear (no obstacles and tread well defined) Hiked from the Salmon Creek trailhead to Estrella and camped, then hiked through to Ridge Road the following day. Trail was clear and easy to follow. As noted in a previous post, the correct path from Estrel...