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by JRR_on_SFP
Wed Jun 23, 2021 4:13 pm
Forum: Ventana Discussion
Topic: Pine Ridge to Barlow and Sykes wide open
Replies: 1
Views: 1061

Pine Ridge to Barlow and Sykes wide open

I just came off a lovely three-day, 2-night trip. Camped at Barlow Flat and day hiked into Sykes. The trail was essentially wide open, with only a few questionable bits navigating around some of the steep hairpins that had gotten fairly washed out. The re-routes were very clear, the one warning is t...
by JRR_on_SFP
Mon Jun 14, 2021 4:16 pm
Forum: Ventana Discussion
Topic: Bear Cannisters and Shovels? Pine Ridge Trip
Replies: 5
Views: 1149

Re: Bear Cannisters and Shovels? Pine Ridge Trip

VWA_Ranger wrote:FYI, Bear sighting at Barlow Flat just las weekend, 6-13-2021.
Welp, I guess that answers that question. Time to see if my Bear Vault will (actually) fit in my new, smaller backpack.

Thank you so much for the response and your work!
by JRR_on_SFP
Mon Jun 14, 2021 9:25 am
Forum: Ventana Discussion
Topic: Bear Cannisters and Shovels? Pine Ridge Trip
Replies: 5
Views: 1149

Bear Cannisters and Shovels? Pine Ridge Trip

Folks: It's been awhile since I backpacked Big Sur, and I'm looking forward to revisiting my very first backpacking trail-Pine Ridge to Sykes (planning on actually staying at Barlow Flats because now I'm old and don't want to haul my pack to Sykes, which has always felt like the hardest part of the ...