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by VWA Admin
Tue Aug 31, 2021 9:31 am
Forum: Ventana Discussion
Topic: USFS Closes All California National Forests
Replies: 2
Views: 1086

USFS Closes All California National Forests

The Pacific Southwest Region is temporarily closing all National Forests in order to better provide for public and firefighter safety due to extreme fire conditions throughout the state, and strained firefighting resources throughout the country. This closure will be effective on Tuesday August 31, ...
by VWA Admin
Tue Aug 03, 2021 11:12 am
Forum: Ventana Discussion
Topic: Dolan Fire Forest Closure Order Revised effective 07-30-2021
Replies: 0
Views: 402

Dolan Fire Forest Closure Order Revised effective 07-30-2021

Los Padres National Forest officials have issued a revision of Forest Order 05-07-51-21-13 Monterey Ranger District Dolan Fire Road and Campground Closure. Key Highlights - The Kirk Creek Trail is now open to the public. - Nacimiento-Fergusson Road remains closed but it is open to bicycle and foot t...
by VWA Admin
Sun Jul 25, 2021 9:06 pm
Forum: Ventana Discussion
Topic: Willow Fire Closure Order Revised
Replies: 2
Views: 683

Re: Willow Fire Closure Order Revised

While not mentioned in the most recent forest order revision (or on the US Forest Service/Los Padres National Forest site), these changes have been announced: The Arroyo Seco Recreation Area (Campground, Day Use Area and Trailhead Parking Lot) re-opened on Saturday, July 24, 2021. The White Oaks, Ch...
by VWA Admin
Fri Jul 23, 2021 4:23 pm
Forum: Ventana Discussion
Topic: Willow Fire Closure Order Revised
Replies: 2
Views: 683

Willow Fire Closure Order Revised

The Willow Fire Closure Order has been revised. In a nutshell: The following trails and trail camps are closed effective July 24, 2021 - January 24, 2022: Forest Trail 4E07 (Marble Peak Trail) Forest Trail 4E06 (Tony Trail) Tassajara Creek Camp Willow Springs Camp For more information about this clo...
by VWA Admin
Thu May 20, 2021 7:59 pm
Forum: Ventana Wilderness Trails
Topic: Carmel River Trail
Replies: 144
Views: 84290

Re: Carmel River Trail

Date Hiked: May 20, 2021 General Condition: Difficult (brushy and/or many deadfalls, faint tread) Thanks for the report. Please note that access to the Los Padres Dam trailhead remains closed by the property owner CalAm pending a collaborative solution. - The "official trail" is only a ro...
by VWA Admin
Fri Mar 05, 2021 1:41 pm
Forum: Ventana Discussion
Topic: Reputed Con Artist in Silver Peak Wilderness
Replies: 3
Views: 1348

Reputed Con Artist in Silver Peak Wilderness

James Parrillo.JPG ALERT! The individual pictured has been recently encountered in the Silver Peak Wilderness. Proceed with caution & better yet, consider another destination while the U.S. Forest Service - Los Padres National Forest & Monterey County Sheriff's Office determine an appropria...
by VWA Admin
Sat Oct 10, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Announcements and Events
Topic: Dolan Fire 2020 - Forest Closure Order Updates
Replies: 0
Views: 881

Dolan Fire 2020 - Forest Closure Order Updates

All of us are weary of US Forest Service Closure Orders. Here's the latest order for the Dolan Fire (dated 10/09/2020) which effectively keeps the entire Monterey Ranger District of Los Padres National Forest (which includes the Ventana and Silver Peak Wilderness areas) closed to visitors. Informati...
by VWA Admin
Mon Oct 05, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: Forum Help
Topic: How to submit trail conditions report for unlisted trail
Replies: 3
Views: 1705

Re: How to submit trail conditions report for unlisted trail

In general, trail reports are for USFS system trails only. Let's keep it wild out there by leaving non-system trails & cross-country routes off of the internet!
by VWA Admin
Thu Jul 30, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: Ventana Discussion
Topic: Long Thru Hike
Replies: 8
Views: 1698

Re: Long Thru Hike

Your route involves quite a bit of difficult trail, be sure to consult the maps at https://bigsurtrailmap.net/ . The trail conditions map is especially useful in that it links to VWA's interactive conditions forums & we know of no more reliable source of maps for the region.