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by Duane
Tue Dec 08, 2009 5:20 pm
Forum: Ventana Discussion
Topic: Poison Oak: Tips, Tricks, Secrets Wanted
Replies: 34
Views: 10306

Re: Poison Oak: Tips, Tricks, Secrets Wanted

There are differing opinions on whether or not to take a hot shower to quell the itching, but all I know is.... it helps! I once had a large splotch along my lower back and right side, and after failed attempts at home to get to sleep, I stepped into the shower and turned the water on as hot as I co...
by Duane
Tue Jun 16, 2009 1:08 pm
Forum: Ventana Discussion
Topic: Mountain Lion Sounds?
Replies: 8
Views: 4951

Re: Mountain Lion Sounds?

I've heard what sound like owls screeching at Nira car camp. Could those have been mountain lions instead? It sounded like a short sharp EEAAAAAAHHH!
by Duane
Mon Jun 01, 2009 2:21 pm
Forum: Ventana Discussion
Topic: State Parks Closure Planned
Replies: 17
Views: 3736

Re: State Parks Closure Planned

Petition signed, letter sent. I personalized mine, expressing concern over illegal activities once the parks are closed (no people/park staff around, who wouldn't want to dig up a creekbed and grow a little something?) and the huge cost of cleaning up and repairing a million acres of parkland once t...
by Duane
Fri Mar 06, 2009 2:03 pm
Forum: Ventana Discussion
Topic: When will Ventana reopen?
Replies: 42
Views: 11627

Re: When will Ventana reopen?

Just a reminder (as if one is really necessary....) the southern Los Padres, particularly the San Rafael Wilderness, is not only open, but absolutely gorgeous this time of year. I highly recommend hiking out of the Nira campsite near the Manzana River, either upstream to Manzana Narrows or downstrea...
by Duane
Fri Feb 06, 2009 3:40 pm
Forum: Ventana Discussion
Topic: RAIN!!
Replies: 7
Views: 2305

RAIN!!

We're getting hammered down here in LA. I hear central CA isn't getting as much, but you never know. How much rain is falling up there in wilderness areas?
by Duane
Tue Nov 11, 2008 11:17 pm
Forum: Ventana Discussion
Topic: Tamarisk Infestations In The Ventana?
Replies: 0
Views: 1002

Tamarisk Infestations In The Ventana?

I recently participated in a trip to help flag and remove tamarisk plants along the Sisquoc River. During the spring, we found several dozen tree-sized plants near the Manzana Schoolhouse, which we had to dig out by hand so they wouldn't resprout. On this latest trip, we explored the upper Sisquoc (...
by Duane
Thu Sep 04, 2008 5:49 pm
Forum: Ventana Discussion
Topic: 2008-2009 Rainfall Forcast?
Replies: 3
Views: 1883

Re: 2008-2009 Rainfall Forcast?

Another forecast predicting at least a normal rain year for California. What a nice change it will be from the previous few years.

http://www.owsweather.com/20082009.html
by Duane
Wed Sep 03, 2008 1:36 pm
Forum: Ventana Discussion
Topic: 2008-2009 Rainfall Forcast?
Replies: 3
Views: 1883

2008-2009 Rainfall Forcast?

I've been searching online for winter forcasts for Southern and Central California (basically, the area encompassing the Los Padres National Forest). I'm reading everything from "below normal" to "possible El Nino conditions developing." Below normal: http://www.almanac.com/weath...