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by jdoelman
Wed Apr 17, 2024 10:09 pm
Forum: Ventana Wilderness Trails
Topic: Santa Lucia Trail
Replies: 82
Views: 60797

Re: Santa Lucia Trail

Date Hiked: April 16, 2024 General Condition: Impassable (completely overgrown or tread obliterated) Starting from the south end the trail was muddy after recent rains, waterproof shoes are recommended for the first mile. No trail issues up and over the divide and into Roosevelt creek. 1/4. Mile no...
by jdoelman
Tue Nov 21, 2023 9:20 pm
Forum: Ventana Wilderness Trails
Topic: Santa Lucia Trail
Replies: 82
Views: 60797

Re: Santa Lucia Trail

Date Hiked: November 20, 2023 General Condition: Impassable (completely overgrown or tread obliterated) The image shows my route in blue. The pin is placed where glebius lost the trail when coming from Arroyo Seco in 2022. I was apparently 500 ft from the endpoint of glebius hike, it seems possible...
by jdoelman
Sat Oct 28, 2023 7:30 am
Forum: Ventana Discussion
Topic: California Coastal Act + New Constructions on NCoast Ridge Rd.
Replies: 1
Views: 219

Re: California Coastal Act + New Constructions on NCoast Ridge Rd.

Damn ! Some billionaire is making a trophy getaway. So it goes.
by jdoelman
Sun Sep 03, 2023 6:58 am
Forum: Ventana Discussion
Topic: Water Vado Camp
Replies: 6
Views: 842

Re: Water Vado Camp

The climb up the old tractor trail is steep and arduous but not particularly slippery or otherwise difficult. The Vado camp will have water at it this year, at other times it may be necessary to go "upstream" to find water. The camp is in good shape, a sign and a grill are still there as &...
by jdoelman
Thu Aug 31, 2023 6:59 pm
Forum: Ventana Discussion
Topic: Water Vado Camp
Replies: 6
Views: 842

Re: Water Vado Camp

Hello Wayne, I "penciled in" the most direct route I have used to access Vado camp. As you can see the route passes NNW of post summit. The western portion of the route is a decayed tractor trail, the portion proceeding east from point "3342" is an offtrail ridgeline. The ridglin...
by jdoelman
Mon Jun 19, 2023 2:35 pm
Forum: Ventana Wilderness Trails
Topic: Little Sur Trail
Replies: 127
Views: 81831

Re: Little Sur Trail

Date Hiked: June 11, 2023 General Condition: Difficult (brushy and/or many deadfalls, faint tread) The trail washout 1/2 mile in was a bit tricky with a backpack on, the 4 younger people seemed to take it easily while I was a bit squeamish. After crossing the Granite road the trail gets progressive...
by jdoelman
Mon Jun 19, 2023 2:24 pm
Forum: Ventana Wilderness Trails
Topic: Manuel Peak Trail
Replies: 71
Views: 56110

Re: Manuel Peak Trail

Date Hiked: June 12, 2023 General Condition: Difficult (brushy and/or many deadfalls, faint tread) We followed the full Manuel trail from its intersection with the Little Sur Trail to Pfeiffer park. We used GPS initially at the northern end, then three times along the Launtz-Vado section, the first...
by jdoelman
Tue Jun 13, 2023 2:46 pm
Forum: Ventana Discussion
Topic: Old Coast Rd - Little Sur Trail Trailhead
Replies: 1
Views: 646

Re: Old Coast Rd - Little Sur Trail Trailhead

Myself and 4 others made it to Pico Public Camp this weekend. We persevered along the trail, crossed the granite road and continued until well past the Granite Property line (which I believe is marked by a gate made of galvanized pipe), then scrambled up to then along the Granite road until we could...
by jdoelman
Thu Jun 01, 2023 12:34 pm
Forum: Ventana Wilderness Trails
Topic: Mount Carmel Trail
Replies: 25
Views: 23339

Re: Mount Carmel Trail

Date Hiked: March 2, 2023 General Condition: Impassable (completely overgrown or tread obliterated) There was a foot of snow or more on the “trail”. The way up to devils peak early in the morning was relatively easy on the consolidated hard snow. From devils peak to mt Carmel the snow had softened ...
by jdoelman
Thu Apr 20, 2023 6:46 am
Forum: Ventana Discussion
Topic: Stone ridge trail
Replies: 6
Views: 562

Stone ridge trail

This seems to show the stone ridge trail as open for bicycles

https://www.trailforks.com/trails/stone-ridge-trail/

Is that correct?