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by amy patten
Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Ventana Wilderness Trails
Topic: Anastasia Canyon Trail (aka Cahoon Spring Trail)
Replies: 11
Views: 18544

Re: Anastasia Canyon Trail (aka Cahoon Spring Trail)

Date Hiked: June 4, 2017 General Condition: Impassable (completely overgrown or tread obliterated) A belated report from last year. We attempted this trail during a botany survey but only made it about a half mile down the hill before turning back. We tried to follow a GPS track of the former route...
by amy patten
Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Ventana Wilderness Trails
Topic: Carmel River Trail
Replies: 144
Views: 84288

Re: Carmel River Trail

Date Hiked: February 11, 2018 General Condition: Clear (no obstacles and tread well defined) We hiked from the Pine Ridge trailhead on Tassajara Road to Church Creek Divide to take the Carmel River Trail into Pine Valley. The upper end of the valley just below the divide had burned pretty badly in ...
by amy patten
Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Ventana Discussion
Topic: Backpacking suggestion
Replies: 39
Views: 10117

Re: Backpacking suggestion

FYI most of the Miller Canyon Trail is impassable! I was there in November and the trail quickly disappears. I'd recommend avoiding that area for a thru hike.
by amy patten
Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Ventana Wilderness Trails
Topic: Miller Canyon Trail
Replies: 42
Views: 34816

Re: Miller Canyon Trail

Date Hiked: August 30, 2017 General Condition: Impassable (completely overgrown or tread obliterated) A report on trail conditions received from Brian Rowlett from August 2017. Most of the Miller Canyon Trail is difficult to impassable. Brian conducted this trail survey as a USFS volunteer and was ...
by amy patten
Thu Jun 22, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: Forum Help
Topic: Duplicates in the Wilderness Trails Forum
Replies: 6
Views: 4977

Re: Duplicates in the Wilderness Trails Forum

Hi Jim, Thanks for letting us know about this! I changed the titles of the Vicente Flat and Kirk Creek threads to clarify. The new thread titles are: -Kirk Creek Trail (Highway One to Vicente Flat Camp) -Vicente Flat Trail (Cone Peak Road to Vicente Flat Camp) I also added more information to the de...
by amy patten
Thu Jun 22, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Ventana Discussion
Topic: wildflowers/pollenators
Replies: 1
Views: 1330

Re: wildflowers/pollenators

Hi Jeff, When I was out at Cone Peak & the Indians last month, I saw tons of beautiful late season wildflowers: dwarf checkermallow, scarlet bugler, splendid mariposa lily, Douglas's spineflower, some Clarkias, and lots of sticky monkeyflowers. Many of the flowers I photographed were full of pol...
by amy patten
Thu Mar 09, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Ventana Discussion
Topic: Please suggest alternative to Pine Valley for an overnight?
Replies: 3
Views: 1825

Re: Please suggest alternative to Pine Valley for an overnig

Hi Alan, I'd recommend visiting the Arroyo Seco area. There's a campground for car camping and backpacking on the Santa Lucia Trail or to the Arroyo Seco Adobe. It's further away, but the Santa Lucia Ranger District might be a good option too: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/lpnf/about-forest/distric...
by amy patten
Fri Feb 17, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Ventana Wilderness Trails
Topic: Camp Cawatre Trail
Replies: 17
Views: 16701

Re: Camp Cawatre Trail

Date Hiked: February 14, 2017 General Condition: Difficult (brushy and/or many deadfalls, faint tread) On a recent Youth in Wilderness scouting trip to Arroyo Seco, we hiked the length of the Camp Cawatre Trail (2mi) from the campground to the intersection with the Santa Lucia Trail. As the trail b...