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by VWA_Ranger
Tue Mar 26, 2024 1:14 pm
Forum: Ventana Wilderness Trails
Topic: Kirk Creek Trail (Highway One to Vicente Flat Camp)
Replies: 127
Views: 48727

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

Date Hiked: March 23, 2024 General Condition: Passable (some brush and/or deadfalls, tread evident) From the Hike Los Padres Website: The trail is beautiful and in mostly good condition. Up to Espinoza camp, the trail is well marked, graded, easy to follow. After Espinoza, there are a number of dow...
by VWA_Ranger
Fri Mar 08, 2024 7:42 pm
Forum: Ventana Wilderness Trails
Topic: Arroyo Seco Trail
Replies: 70
Views: 90464

Re: Arroyo Seco Trail

Date Hiked: March 7, 2024 General Condition: Passable (some brush and/or deadfalls, tread evident) Trail well marked and easy to find. About 100 yds came across two downed trees, one very hard to cross. The water level is so high the first water crossing was impassible. So beautiful right now but n...
by VWA_Ranger
Tue Mar 05, 2024 4:42 pm
Forum: Ventana Discussion
Topic: having second thoughts
Replies: 5
Views: 546

Re: having second thoughts

Just a heads up a new post on the Pine Ridge Trail. Washout near Barlow Flat.
by VWA_Ranger
Thu Feb 29, 2024 6:48 pm
Forum: Silver Peak Wilderness Trails
Topic: San Carpóforo Trail (aka Spruce Creek, Dutra Flats)
Replies: 70
Views: 52534

Re: San Carpóforo Trail (aka Spruce Creek, Dutra Flats)

Date Hiked: February 25, 2024 General Condition: Difficult (brushy and/or many deadfalls, faint tread) VWA/USFS Volunteer Rangers patrolled the Salmon Creek and Spruce Creek trails after the recent storms. In short, once you get onto the Spruce Creek Trail, the trail becomes difficult until you rea...
by VWA_Ranger
Tue Feb 27, 2024 2:25 pm
Forum: Ventana Discussion
Topic: having second thoughts
Replies: 5
Views: 546

Re: having second thoughts

Kirk Creek is notorious for ticks especially along the first two miles in April. It is a long sunny slope with lots of deerweed and brush. I know a portion of the Pine Ridge Trail is exposed in sun before you head into the canyon. How brushy it is as of now I can't tell you. Here are few suggestions...
by VWA_Ranger
Tue Feb 27, 2024 9:06 am
Forum: Ventana Discussion
Topic: having second thoughts
Replies: 5
Views: 546

Re: having second thoughts

If this is a family outing and you want to a trip on the Pine Ridge Trail. Sykes can be crowded as one mentions. Terrace Creek or Barlow Flat might be better options, then hike to Sykes or other options.

Be sure to have a valid campfire/stove permit as well.

Enjoy your travels.
by VWA_Ranger
Sun Dec 03, 2023 8:28 am
Forum: Ventana Wilderness Trails
Topic: De Angulo Trail
Replies: 44
Views: 37624

Re: De Angulo Trail

Date Hiked: December 2, 2023 General Condition: Clear (no obstacles and tread well defined) Several volunteer VWA/USFS Rangers patrolled the trail from Highway 1 to the North Coast Ridge Road. For the most part the trail is clear with encroaching brush. There are two trees near the summit about 1 f...
by VWA_Ranger
Sat Sep 16, 2023 7:47 pm
Forum: Silver Peak Wilderness Trails
Topic: Cruikshank Trail
Replies: 137
Views: 109755

Re: Cruikshank Trail

Date Hiked: September 16, 2023 General Condition: Passable (some brush and/or deadfalls, tread evident) *** VWA/USFS Volunteer Ranger/Trail Crew Report *** Description: Had a chance to explore the Trail from HWY 1 to the Buckeye/Lion Den Jct. above Upper Cruickshank Camp. Since other reports most o...
by VWA_Ranger
Mon Jun 05, 2023 2:20 pm
Forum: Silver Peak Wilderness Trails
Topic: Cruikshank Trail
Replies: 137
Views: 109755

Re: Cruikshank Trail

Date Hiked: June 4, 2023 General Condition: Passable (some brush and/or deadfalls, tread evident) From the Hike Los Padres Website: Camp Name: Upper Cruickshank Camp Date: 06-04-2023 Surveyor: Richard Goedeken Water: Flowing Description: We managed to squeeze 5 tents in this site. It is relatively ...
by VWA_Ranger
Mon May 29, 2023 8:02 am
Forum: Ventana Discussion
Topic: Abandoned gear
Replies: 2
Views: 267

Re: Abandoned gear

Just a note from the Ranger Report, there were 386 Visitor Contacts over their one-night trip from Terrace Creek to Sykes and back out to the Big Sur Station. That is a lot of people. They also issued 13 Stove/Campfire permits. As Steve mentioned, plan accordingly, pack out all your trash and gear. ...