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by Paul David Tuff
Wed Apr 30, 2014 9:09 am
Forum: Ventana Wilderness Trails
Topic: Lost Valley Trail
Replies: 74
Views: 52750

Escondido to Lost Valley

Date Hiked: April 17, 2014 General Condition: Wilderness Freeway (Heavily used and/or well maintained) Some deadfall and minor slides along the trail but generally in great shape. However, as previously reported, the trail north of Lost Valley Camp where it crosses and recrosses Higgins Creek is ve...
by Paul David Tuff
Mon Apr 14, 2014 1:09 pm
Forum: Ventana Wilderness Trails
Topic: Rattlesnake Trail (aka Little Pines Trail)
Replies: 33
Views: 33226

Rattlesnake Trail from Danish Creek to Rattlesnake Camp

Date Hiked: April 11, 2014 General Condition: Difficult (brushy and/or many deadfalls, faint tread) Since my last day hike here from Los Padres Dam, the trail is marginally better in places, much worse in others. New and flourishing growth after the last fire, as well as minimal trail maintenance, ...
by Paul David Tuff
Wed Mar 05, 2014 11:07 am
Forum: Ventana Wilderness Trails
Topic: Big Pines Trail
Replies: 66
Views: 62272

Re: Big Pines Trail

Date Hiked: February 21, 2014 General Condition: Passable (some brush and/or deadfalls, tread evident) Day hike to Pat Springs from Los Padres Dam trailhead. Took the steep shortcut that Jeffrey Schaffer called the "horse trail" in Hiking the Big Sur Country , which is still in decent sha...
by Paul David Tuff
Sat Mar 02, 2013 4:50 pm
Forum: Ventana Wilderness Trails
Topic: Big Pines Trail
Replies: 66
Views: 62272

Big Pines Trail

Date Hiked: February 22, 2013 General Condition: Clear (no obstacles and tread well defined) to practically impassable Hiking in from Botchers the trail is in pretty good shape, as is the Big Pines Cutoff from the junction with Ventana Double Cone down to the creek, then it degrades a bit climbing ...
by Paul David Tuff
Mon Dec 03, 2012 7:11 pm
Forum: Ventana Wilderness Trails
Topic: Rattlesnake Trail (aka Little Pines Trail)
Replies: 33
Views: 33226

Re: Rattlesnake Trail (aka Little Pines Trail)

Date Hiked: November 23, 2012 General Condition: Difficult (brushy and/or many deadfalls, faint tread) The trail up Danish Creek from Danish Camp isn't bad until the confluence of Rattlesnake and Danish Creeks. From there and continuing up Danish Creek, the vines are taking over. The trail to Rattl...
by Paul David Tuff
Mon Nov 16, 2009 12:03 am
Forum: Ventana Wilderness Trails
Topic: Danish Camp Trail
Replies: 18
Views: 21735

Danish Camp trail

Date Hiked: November 14, 2009 General Condition: Clear (no obstacles and tread well defined) The trail is sometimes narrow near the top where it runs through scorched chaparral, but it's in pretty good shape overall. Someone has done some work on the trails leading down from the Big Pines trail and...
by Paul David Tuff
Sun Nov 15, 2009 11:41 pm
Forum: Ventana Wilderness Trails
Topic: Rattlesnake Trail (aka Little Pines Trail)
Replies: 33
Views: 33226

Danish Creek to Rattlesnake Camp

Date Hiked: November 14, 2009 General Condition: Difficult (brushy and/or many deadfalls, faint tread) The trail from Danish Creek to Rattlesnake Camp is littered with scores of downed trees and branches, crowded by encroaching undergrowth and fire-warped chaparral, sometimes invisible due to lack ...