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by geoffvirtue
Tue Feb 15, 2022 9:40 pm
Forum: Ventana Discussion
Topic: Backpacking Cone Peak Loop / Stone Ridge Trail
Replies: 11
Views: 2842

Re: Backpacking Cone Peak Loop / Stone Ridge Trail

you can give it a shot but if it gets sketchy and you lose the trail for too long i highly recommend back tracking and walking back out. jack marked that section of trail impassable after I made my trail report last year. it was one of the more sketchy sections of washout throughout that area. we wa...
by geoffvirtue
Mon Feb 14, 2022 10:59 am
Forum: Ventana Discussion
Topic: Backpacking Cone Peak Loop / Stone Ridge Trail
Replies: 11
Views: 2842

Re: Backpacking Cone Peak Loop / Stone Ridge Trail

hey jtack, i was back there late last year, it's the roughest i've seen the trail in a long time. the camps are still all in great shape, both trail springs and goat are viable with flowing water, though a bit overgrown since so few folks have made it back there post dolan. i would say that it's rea...
by geoffvirtue
Sun Feb 13, 2022 12:15 pm
Forum: Ventana Wilderness Trails
Topic: Skinner Ridge Trail
Replies: 51
Views: 36281

Re: Skinner Ridge Trail

Date Hiked: February 6, 2022 General Condition: Clear (no obstacles and tread well defined) Bumped into John trail running back here on Sunday. Was a beautiful weekend to summit VDC and the trail is in great shape. [Wilderness Freeway] Turner Creek to Pat Springs via Skinner Ridge - Trail is wilder...
by geoffvirtue
Sun Feb 13, 2022 12:12 pm
Forum: Ventana Wilderness Trails
Topic: Turner Creek Trail
Replies: 42
Views: 25917

Re: Turner Creek Trail

Date Hiked: February 6, 2022 General Condition: Wilderness Freeway (Heavily used and well maintained) Bumped into John trail running back here on Sunday and another local out for a day hike helping to clear overgrowth. Was a beautiful weekend to summit VDC and the trail is in great shape. [Clear] L...
by geoffvirtue
Sun Feb 13, 2022 12:07 pm
Forum: Ventana Wilderness Trails
Topic: Ventana Double Cone Trail
Replies: 91
Views: 63757

Re: Ventana Double Cone Trail

Date Hiked: February 5, 2022 General Condition: Clear (no obstacles and tread well defined) Bumped into John trail running back here on Sunday. Was a beautiful weekend to summit VDC and the trail is in great shape. No summit registry signatures since last November and only 5 total last year. John m...
by geoffvirtue
Sun Feb 13, 2022 11:55 am
Forum: Ventana Wilderness Trails
Topic: Lone Pine Camp Trail
Replies: 12
Views: 14518

Re: Lone Pine Camp Trail

Date Hiked: February 5, 2022 General Condition: Passable (some brush and/or deadfalls, tread evident) Trail is passable from the Sign on Ventana Double Cone trail down to Lone Pine Camp. Some brush that you will need to walk through that was recently cleared by John and some locals. Flagging is in ...
by geoffvirtue
Mon Jan 31, 2022 12:44 pm
Forum: Ventana Discussion
Topic: Advice on where to park - Cone Peak trip
Replies: 3
Views: 462

Re: Advice on where to park - Cone Peak trip

I've been parking on the side of the 1 at the trailhead for years. I believe you can leave a car for up to 72 hours with no issues. Did that change recently? I was just up there a few months ago and had no issues. Be really careful if you are doing the cone peak loop. The tread is not good on the ba...
by geoffvirtue
Fri Oct 01, 2021 8:05 pm
Forum: Ventana Wilderness Trails
Topic: Gamboa Trail
Replies: 74
Views: 48274

Re: Gamboa Trail

Date Hiked: September 26, 2021 General Condition: Impassable (completely overgrown or tread obliterated) We took a small group through the cone peak lollipop this weekend. Cone Peak down to trail camp is difficult. There are multiple washouts and 3-6 foot diameter redwoods down on the switchbacks. ...
by geoffvirtue
Fri Oct 01, 2021 8:03 pm
Forum: Ventana Wilderness Trails
Topic: Stone Ridge Trail
Replies: 81
Views: 66252

Re: Stone Ridge Trail

Date Hiked: September 26, 2021 General Condition: Impassable (completely overgrown or tread obliterated) We took a small group through here on 9/27 after finishing cone peak lollipop. Conditions are bad post Dolan Fire. Stone Ridge Trail from Ojai Camp sign to Goat camp is impassable. There is a ma...
by geoffvirtue
Fri Oct 01, 2021 7:59 pm
Forum: Ventana Wilderness Trails
Topic: Vicente Flat Trail (Cone Peak Road to Vicente Flat Camp)
Replies: 17
Views: 15988

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

Date Hiked: September 26, 2021 General Condition: Passable (some brush and/or deadfalls, tread evident) Took a small group through this area over the weekend. There were two large redwoods that fell after Dolan fire that need bandsaws to cut. One was 6 - 8 foot diameter and requires you to army cra...