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by RSIBryce
Thu Jun 09, 2022 10:20 am
Forum: Ventana Discussion
Topic: Bear Cannisters and Shovels? Pine Ridge Trip
Replies: 5
Views: 1148

Re: Bear Cannisters and Shovels? Pine Ridge Trip

Haven't been out much lately, but some 5 years ago while doing a survey trip around the Big Pines Trail and Carmel River we saw a lot of what looked like bear scat to me. Some thought I was crazy, maybe not so much.
by RSIBryce
Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: Ventana Wilderness Trails
Topic: South Fork Trail
Replies: 48
Views: 33435

Re: South Fork Trail

Date Hiked: September 20, 2017 General Condition: Difficult (brushy and/or many deadfalls, faint tread) We took a peek at the South Fork trail, after having spent the night at Strawberry camp and before heading to Willow Spring. DSCN1143.JPG DSCN1144.JPG DSCN1145.JPG This trail had recently seen ha...
by RSIBryce
Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: Ventana Wilderness Trails
Topic: Marble Peak Trail
Replies: 106
Views: 60076

Re: Marble Peak Trail

Date Hiked: September 20, 2017 General Condition: Passable (some brush and/or deadfalls, tread evident) We began hiking from Strawberry Valley, en route from the Black Cone trail, while performing a survey for the USFS in the Soberanes Burn area. As noted in other trail reports, the herbaceous plan...
by RSIBryce
Sat Sep 30, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: Ventana Wilderness Trails
Topic: Black Cone Trail
Replies: 46
Views: 36146

Re: Black Cone Trail

Date Hiked: September 19, 2017 General Condition: Passable (some brush and/or deadfalls, tread evident) I recently hiked the infamous Black Cone trail as part of a survey of trails within last year's Soberanes Burn area for the USFS. (I have hiked this trail in 2013 and also 2014, both being some o...
by RSIBryce
Sat Sep 30, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: Ventana Wilderness Trails
Topic: Pine Ridge Trail
Replies: 220
Views: 144605

Re: Pine Ridge Trail

Date Hiked: September 18, 2017 General Condition: Passable (some brush and/or deadfalls, tread evident) We started at the upper end of the trail at Tassajarra Road/China Camp. We were out on a Trail Survey for the USFS of the Soberanes Burn Area. The trail has been well maintained recently and asid...
by RSIBryce
Wed Sep 27, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Ventana Wilderness Trails
Topic: Carmel River Trail
Replies: 144
Views: 83355

Re: Carmel River Trail

Date Hiked: August 25, 2017 General Condition: Passable (some brush and/or deadfalls, tread evident) Section: Hiding Canyon Camp to the Los Padres Dam This trail is a magnificent experience, I really enjoy this area of the Ventana, I especially like all of the alders. This was the final leg of our ...
by RSIBryce
Wed Sep 27, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Ventana Wilderness Trails
Topic: Round Rock Camp Trail
Replies: 16
Views: 17412

Re: Round Rock Camp Trail

Date Hiked: August 24, 2017 General Condition: Difficult (brushy and/or many deadfalls, faint tread) Roundrock Camp is one of the more remote feeling camps that I've visited in the Ventana Wilderness. It's in a cul-de-sac of its own and takes a special effort to get to. Continuing our Soberanes Bur...
by RSIBryce
Wed Sep 27, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Ventana Wilderness Trails
Topic: Carmel River Trail
Replies: 144
Views: 83355

Re: Carmel River Trail

Date Hiked: August 24, 2017 General Condition: Passable (some brush and/or deadfalls, tread evident) Section: Hiding Canyon Camp to Pine Valley via Hiding Canyon Continuing our Soberanes Burn Area survey hike, we traveled from Hiding Canyon Camp to Pine Valley. This trail traverses the the steep ri...
by RSIBryce
Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Ventana Wilderness Trails
Topic: Puerto Suello Trail
Replies: 47
Views: 32105

Re: Puerto Suello Trail

Date Hiked: August 23, 2017 General Condition: Difficult (brushy and/or many deadfalls, faint tread) Puerto Suelo has been, and may always be, a rugged hike. We approached from the VDC at the top (the preferable direction to hike a trail like this) and began by searching for the tread, well, after ...
by RSIBryce
Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: Ventana Wilderness Trails
Topic: Ventana Double Cone Trail
Replies: 91
Views: 63924

Re: Ventana Double Cone Trail

Date Hiked: September 23, 2017 General Condition: Passable (some brush and/or deadfalls, tread evident) Section: From Little Pines to the Puerto Suelo trail junction We reached the Ventana Double Cone (VDC) trail hiking up from Rattlesnake camp, having attempted to survey the historic Rattlesnake t...