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by Jim Ringland
Sun May 14, 2023 9:04 pm
Forum: Ventana Wilderness Trails
Topic: Santa Lucia Trail
Replies: 82
Views: 60797

Re: Santa Lucia Trail

Date Hiked: May 10, 2023 General Condition: Wilderness Freeway (Heavily used and/or well maintained) Section: Memorial Camp to 2640' elevation (2 miles in) I did a simple, short, in-and-out day hike from the Santa Lucia Memorial Park, turning around at about 2640’ elevation. That’s about 20 minutes...
by Jim Ringland
Sun May 14, 2023 8:39 pm
Forum: Ventana Wilderness Trails
Topic: Arroyo Seco-Indians Road
Replies: 10
Views: 54656

Re: Arroyo Seco-Indians Road

Date Hiked: May 8, 2023 General Condition: Wilderness Freeway (Heavily used and/or well maintained) I hiked from Memorial camp to Escondido on the 8th, hiked up the AS-I road not quite to Eagle Creek and back as a day hike on the 9th following my turn-around on the Lost Valley Trail (q.v.), and the...
by Jim Ringland
Sun May 14, 2023 8:25 pm
Forum: Ventana Wilderness Trails
Topic: Lost Valley Trail
Replies: 74
Views: 52957

Re: Lost Valley Trail

Date Hiked: May 9, 2023 General Condition: Difficult (brushy and/or many deadfalls, faint tread) Section: Escondido to about ½ mile west of the Arroyo Seco ford My experience very, very closely matched that of the most recent VWA_Ranger posting. I wish it had been put up a few days earlier! On the ...
by Jim Ringland
Sun May 14, 2023 3:20 pm
Forum: Ventana Wilderness Trails
Topic: North Coast Ridge Trail
Replies: 50
Views: 23690

Re: North Coast Ridge Trail

Date Hiked: May 13, 2023 General Condition: Difficult (brushy and/or many deadfalls, faint tread) Section: North End gate south to Cook Spring Camp Trail Junction: Difficult Section: Cook Spring Camp Trail Junction south: Impassable Depending on where you are, this trail is wilderness freeway, clea...
by Jim Ringland
Sun May 14, 2023 3:17 pm
Forum: Ventana Wilderness Trails
Topic: Cook Springs Camp Trail
Replies: 23
Views: 23396

Re: Cook Springs Camp Trail

Date Hiked: May 11, 2023 General Condition: Difficult (brushy and/or many deadfalls, faint tread) I was on this several times on the 11th, 12th, and 13th. In general, this old road is mostly open, but one must work around various small-to-medium sized deadfalls and shrubs growing in the trail. I pu...
by Jim Ringland
Sun May 14, 2023 3:14 pm
Forum: Ventana Wilderness Trails
Topic: Cook Carrizo Connector
Replies: 3
Views: 6552

Re: Cook Carrizo Connector

Date Hiked: May 11, 2023 General Condition: Difficult (brushy and/or many deadfalls, faint tread) I hiked this several times: from the Carrizo Trail to the Cook Springs area on the 11th, back and forth while day hiking on the 12th, and out on the 13th. This always was more of path than a real trail...
by Jim Ringland
Sun May 14, 2023 3:12 pm
Forum: Ventana Wilderness Trails
Topic: Carrizo Trail
Replies: 58
Views: 54732

Re: Carrizo Trail

Date Hiked: May 12, 2023 General Condition: Impassable (completely overgrown or tread obliterated) Section: Above (west of) the Cook Springs Connector I checked this out on a day hike. The trail is clear, if narrowing with encroaching brush, for the 150 feet or so between the Cook Spring Connector ...
by Jim Ringland
Sun May 14, 2023 3:11 pm
Forum: Ventana Wilderness Trails
Topic: Carrizo Trail
Replies: 58
Views: 54732

Re: Carrizo Trail

Date Hiked: May 11, 2023 General Condition: Passable (some brush and/or deadfalls, tread evident) Section: Milpitas Road 6 to Cook Springs Connector I hiked up on the 11th, then back down on the 13th. I saw the same things stretchrothman saw, but have a more positive conclusion on the overall diffi...
by Jim Ringland
Sat Jan 14, 2023 10:29 pm
Forum: Ventana Discussion
Topic: Arroyo Seco Gorge Horsebridge is Gone
Replies: 7
Views: 2125

Re: Arroyo Seco Gorge Horsebridge is Gone

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May 10, 2016. There's a small stream down there somewhere.
by Jim Ringland
Tue Apr 19, 2022 9:51 pm
Forum: Ventana Discussion
Topic: Photo Trip Report of the Big Sur Trail Loop
Replies: 1
Views: 637

Photo Trip Report of the Big Sur Trail Loop

Three weeks ago I did the Big Sur Trail Loop. I went up the Boronda Trail and then did a big loop on the North Coast Ridge Road (NCCR), Big Sur Trail, Pine Ridge Trail, Terrace Creek Trail, and NCCR again. I wrote up some of my experiences in the Trail Reports forum. That led to an e-mail discussion...