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by gfelsman
Sat Mar 05, 2022 8:34 am
Forum: Ventana Discussion
Topic: The canyon that ate Cone Peak Road
Replies: 6
Views: 1515

Re: The canyon that ate Cone Peak Road

The only way to get to Cone Peak Road at present is by hiking or bike riding up Nacimiento Road. Both Nacimiento Road and Cone Peak Road are closed to vehicle traffic.
by gfelsman
Wed Feb 02, 2022 8:44 am
Forum: Ventana Discussion
Topic: Dutra Flat Spring
Replies: 1
Views: 351

Re: Dutra Flat Spring

From my friend the pipe goes up the hill approx. 150 feet to a large bush believed to be poison oak. What the actual spring looks like he did not remember.
by gfelsman
Fri Jan 21, 2022 7:52 pm
Forum: Ventana Discussion
Topic: The canyon that ate Cone Peak Road
Replies: 6
Views: 1515

Re: The canyon that ate Cone Peak Road

Nacimiento/Ferguson Road received 12.6 million for emergency repairs on January 11th, 2022. There is no set timeline for completion at this time.
by gfelsman
Fri Jan 21, 2022 4:57 pm
Forum: Ventana Discussion
Topic: Advice on where to park - Cone Peak trip
Replies: 3
Views: 464

Re: Advice on where to park - Cone Peak trip

If you are parking at the Kirk Creek/Vicente Flat Trailhead, there should be no problem. If you are planning to sleep in your car, that is a whole another issue as that is not allowed. There is a pull out right at the trailhead. Hide or take any valuables with you. Folks Park their extra vehicles fr...
by gfelsman
Sat Jan 08, 2022 3:01 pm
Forum: Ventana Discussion
Topic: The canyon that ate Cone Peak Road
Replies: 6
Views: 1515

Re: The canyon that ate Cone Peak Road

They are working on an emergency repair order because of the fire. If they get funding, then they will work to set a timeline for repairs. Nacimiento has a preliminary estimate of the end of 2023. But again, that is not definite. It all depends on funding, design and construction timelines.
by gfelsman
Sun Dec 12, 2021 9:37 am
Forum: Ventana Discussion
Topic: Redwood Spring Camp
Replies: 5
Views: 1020

Re: Redwood Spring Camp

Thanks for clearing the camp. It does make it easier for others to find and shows that someone has been there. It is also nice to see the camp marked even though technically from what I have been told there are no official USFS Camps in the Los Padres.
by gfelsman
Fri Jan 22, 2021 4:39 pm
Forum: Ventana Discussion
Topic: All Los Padres National Forest is Now Closed
Replies: 12
Views: 3299

Re: All Los Padres National Forest is Now Closed - Reopened

Fyi, there is a reduced Dolan Fire closure notice posted to the LPNF Website. The lower Pine Ridge Trail remains closed at this time. It is covered by a separate order. Dolan Fire Emergency Forest Closure Order 05-07-51-21-02 https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/lpnf/alerts-notices/?aid=61036 As of this w...
by gfelsman
Wed Dec 16, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: Ventana Discussion
Topic: All Los Padres National Forest is Now Closed
Replies: 12
Views: 3299

Re: All Los Padres National Forest is Now Closed

If you got the latest post on Facebook or VWA E-mail. The VWA is advocating for opening up the unburned areas where possible. They continue to work and prepare for its reopening when the time comes. However, at last report the Dolan Fire is still smoldering and burning in many areas. The Los Padres ...
by gfelsman
Wed Nov 04, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: Ventana Discussion
Topic: Silver Peak - Trail or No Trail
Replies: 8
Views: 2261

Re: Silver Peak - Trail or No Trail

The route you speak of may be a deer trail or heavily overgrown. Be prepared for some heavy bushwhacking.

At this time the Silver Peak Wilderness is closed to the general public. It will remain closed until the Dolan Fire is declared out.
by gfelsman
Fri Oct 30, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: State Parks Trails
Topic: Partington Cove Trail
Replies: 1
Views: 1111

Re: Partington Cove Trail

Date Hiked: October 29, 2020 General Condition: Clear (no obstacles and tread well defined) As of 10-29-2020, the Partington Cove Trail at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park has reopened for day use only. The rest of Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park remains closed at this time. Information may change a...