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by LJeffers
Fri Nov 22, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Ventana Wilderness Trails
Topic: Gamboa Trail
Replies: 74
Views: 48694

Re: Gamboa Trail

Date Hiked: November 21, 2019 General Condition: Passable (some brush and/or deadfalls, tread evident) Trail Spring Camp up to the North Coast Ridge Trail is easily passable. At this time, the brush, mostly ceanothus, poison oak and yerba santa are present but as minor annoyances. Fallen trees and ...
by LJeffers
Fri Nov 22, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Ventana Wilderness Trails
Topic: Cone Peak Trail
Replies: 83
Views: 66643

Cone Peak Trail

Date Hiked: November 21, 2019 General Condition: Passable (some brush and/or deadfalls, tread evident) Cone Peak Trail from Cone Peak Road to summit is clear and a pleasant walk to an inspiring summit. Continuing down towards Trail Spring Camp and the Gamboa Trail, some impressive trail clearing in...
by LJeffers
Fri Nov 22, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Ventana Wilderness Trails
Topic: North Coast Ridge Trail
Replies: 47
Views: 18987

North Coast Ridge Trail

Date Hiked: November 21, 2019 General Condition: Clear (no obstacles and tread well defined) Hiked from Gamboa Trail junction on a Clear trail with only a couple of spots with narrow and soft tread on steep hillside until a quarter mile before the end of Cone Peak Road. Other reports mention the wa...
by LJeffers
Mon May 06, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Ventana Discussion
Topic: 5 Day Hike
Replies: 12
Views: 2620

Re: 5 Day Hike

You have heard the warnings from locals with lots of experience in the Ventana and I certainly can't disagree with them. But if you can work out the transportation, the route I suggested along the North Coast Ridge Road and Trail from Big Sur to Kirk Creek should be a consideration. Two easier areas...
by LJeffers
Sat May 04, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Ventana Discussion
Topic: 5 Day Hike
Replies: 12
Views: 2620

Re: 5 Day Hike

North Coast Ridge Road and Trail has spectacular views and is sedate by Ventana standards. You would start at the north end of the Coast Ridge Road off Highway1. Camping at Cold Spring, Bee Camp and Cook Spring or Trail Springs Camp last night at Vicente Flat gives a nice through-hike route and drop...
by LJeffers
Fri Mar 11, 2016 7:09 pm
Forum: Ventana Discussion
Topic: Vado Camp Expedition
Replies: 7
Views: 1636

Re: Vado Camp Expedition

So glad that one can get into Vado Camp once more. I came in on a solo hike from Los Padres Dam via Big Pines and continued up Mt. Manual and down the East Molera Trail. That was in 1999 and the trail was sketchy, especially climbing Mt. Manual, but I had Schaeffer and and some advice from Boon Hugh...