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by pantilat
Fri May 20, 2022 9:18 am
Forum: Ventana Discussion
Topic: Bugs in Pine Valley?
Replies: 3
Views: 292

Re: Bugs in Pine Valley?

There were some biting flies last Sunday (worst by the stream) but not terrible by Ventana standards. It can change quickly depending on their life cycle and weather conditions.
by pantilat
Mon Apr 04, 2022 1:10 pm
Forum: Ventana Wilderness Trails
Topic: Lone Pine Camp Trail
Replies: 12
Views: 14535

Re: Lone Pine Camp Trail

Date Hiked: April 3, 2022 General Condition: Passable (some brush and/or deadfalls, tread evident) A little bit of brush and one duck-under snag on the short trail to this camp under pleasant coast live oak canopy. There are some coulter pines in the vicinity. For water one must go down to the spri...
by pantilat
Mon Apr 04, 2022 12:58 pm
Forum: Ventana Wilderness Trails
Topic: Ventana Double Cone Trail
Replies: 91
Views: 63924

Re: Ventana Double Cone Trail

Date Hiked: April 3, 2022 General Condition: Passable (some brush and/or deadfalls, tread evident) From Pat Springs to Puerto Suello Gap: Passable. Pat Springs is flowing much slower than usual for this time of year (though still ample for filling bottles for now). The greatest flow is to the side ...
by pantilat
Mon Apr 04, 2022 12:42 pm
Forum: Ventana Wilderness Trails
Topic: Skinner Ridge Trail
Replies: 51
Views: 36320

Re: Skinner Ridge Trail

Date Hiked: April 3, 2022 General Condition: Clear (no obstacles and tread well defined) From Turner Creek Junction to the Pat Springs area the trail is clear. The tread in the grassy areas is a little uneven with grass growing in it. Note that the set of switchbacks on the north side of the ridge ...
by pantilat
Mon Apr 04, 2022 12:32 pm
Forum: Ventana Wilderness Trails
Topic: Turner Creek Trail
Replies: 42
Views: 25936

Re: Turner Creek Trail

Date Hiked: April 3, 2022
General Condition: Clear (no obstacles and tread well defined)

Clear and in good shape except for at least a dozen step over logs of varying sizes. The brush has been cut back and even the blackberry vines are not in the tread.
by pantilat
Mon Mar 14, 2022 12:35 pm
Forum: Ventana Wilderness Trails
Topic: Marble Peak Trail
Replies: 106
Views: 60079

Re: Marble Peak Trail

Date Hiked: March 13, 2022 General Condition: Passable (some brush and/or deadfalls, tread evident) From the Junction with South Fork Trail to Marble Peak/North Coast Ridge Road: Passable The section along Tan Oak Creek is filling in with brush (bay tree, ceanothus, tanoak). This stretch is notorio...
by pantilat
Mon Mar 14, 2022 12:24 pm
Forum: Ventana Wilderness Trails
Topic: South Fork Trail
Replies: 48
Views: 33435

Re: South Fork Trail

Date Hiked: March 13, 2022 General Condition: Passable (some brush and/or deadfalls, tread evident) I would rate the entire trail as passable but with caveats. At this point there is no discernable difference between the parts south and north of South Fork Camp. It's not getting much use these days...
by pantilat
Fri Dec 03, 2021 4:03 pm
Forum: Ventana Wilderness Trails
Topic: Miller Canyon Trail
Replies: 42
Views: 34483

Re: Miller Canyon Trail

Date Hiked: November 28, 2021 General Condition: Difficult (brushy and/or many deadfalls, faint tread) From the end of Jeffrey Road for 0.5 mile the trail is easy to follow with logs relatively recently cut out. Thereafter the trail becomes more of a route with flagging to guide the way. This is pa...
by pantilat
Mon Nov 15, 2021 12:16 pm
Forum: Ventana Wilderness Trails
Topic: Cook Springs Camp Trail
Replies: 21
Views: 19021

Re: Cook Springs Camp Trail

Date Hiked: November 13, 2021 General Condition: Passable (some brush and/or deadfalls, tread evident) From NCRT down to the camp: Plenty of leaves, needles and burned debris on the trail but the tread is evident and passable. Cook Spring itself has a decent flow (20 oz bottle filled in <30 seconds...
by pantilat
Mon Nov 15, 2021 11:29 am
Forum: Ventana Wilderness Trails
Topic: Gamboa Trail
Replies: 74
Views: 48318

Re: Gamboa Trail

Date Hiked: November 13, 2021 General Condition: Passable (some brush and/or deadfalls, tread evident) The Gamboa Trail in its entirety is passable. From the junction with the North Coast Ridge Trail (NCRT), the upper switchbacks pass through an area that was severely burned in the Dolan Fire with ...