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by mikesplain
Mon Dec 18, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: Ventana Discussion
Topic: Mountain bikes in the Ventana Wilderness?
Replies: 30
Views: 9976

Re: Mountain bikes in the Ventana Wilderness?

Suggested headline for HR1349 coverage in The Onion-

Area mountain bikers partner with anti-public land Congressman to re-write bedrock conservation law.
(What could possibly go wrong?!?)
by mikesplain
Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: Ventana Discussion
Topic: Mountain bikes in the Ventana Wilderness?
Replies: 30
Views: 9976

Re: Mountain bikes in the Ventana Wilderness?

The Chronicle piece is pretty disturbing. Apparently Ted Stroll (ironic name if ever there was one) has never visited the Ventana Wilderness, has no knowledge of the steep, unconsolidated terrain here & has no understanding or respect for all the volunteers working so hard to restore & maint...
by mikesplain
Mon Nov 27, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: Ventana Discussion
Topic: Overdue Hiker at Salmon Creek
Replies: 4
Views: 1759

Re: Overdue Hiker at Salmon Creek

David has been found & is safe & soon to be reunited with his very worried wife-
https://blogbigsur.wordpress.com/2017/1 ... n-rescued/
by mikesplain
Mon Nov 27, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: Ventana Discussion
Topic: Overdue Hiker at Salmon Creek
Replies: 4
Views: 1759

Re: Overdue Hiker at Salmon Creek

Here's a photo of Mr. Laiho. As K Vandevere mentions below, please call Monterey County SAR (831-647-7911) if you've seen him.
DavidLaiho.jpg
by mikesplain
Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: Ventana Discussion
Topic: Outlaw Camp
Replies: 6
Views: 3217

Re: Outlaw Camp

For the benefit of this discussion, here's a scanned copy of pp. 79-84 of Paul Danielson's "Lost Camps of the Ventana".
OutlawCamp.pdf
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(Note that the western Pine Ridge Trail & Terrace Creek Trail are currently closed.)
by mikesplain
Thu Nov 09, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: Announcements and Events
Topic: Support the VWA at Monterey County Gives!
Replies: 1
Views: 1861

Support the VWA at Monterey County Gives!

VWA is honored to be included in this year's Monterey County Gives! campaign. The campaign went live today (November 9th) & runs until the stroke of midnight on New Year's Eve. Every dollar you contribute will be doubled (up to $30,000, thanks to an anonymous donor), PLUS a pro-rata match from M...
by mikesplain
Thu Nov 09, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: Ventana Discussion
Topic: Support the VWA at Monterey County Gives!
Replies: 0
Views: 795

Support the VWA at Monterey County Gives!

VWA is honored to be included in this year's Monterey County Gives! campaign. The campaign went live today (November 9th) & runs until the stroke of midnight on New Year's Eve. Every dollar you contribute will be doubled (up to $30,000, thanks to an anonymous donor), PLUS a pro-rata match from M...
by mikesplain
Thu Nov 09, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: Ventana Discussion
Topic: Support the VWA at Monterey County Gives!
Replies: 1
Views: 746

Support the VWA at Monterey County Gives!

VWA is honored to be included in this year's Monterey County Gives! campaign. The campaign went live today (November 9th) & runs until the stroke of midnight on New Year's Eve. Every dollar you contribute will be doubled (up to $30,000, thanks to an anonymous donor), PLUS a pro-rata match from M...
by mikesplain
Thu Nov 09, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: Ventana Discussion
Topic: IMPORTANT! FOREST CLOSURE
Replies: 44
Views: 13797

Re: IMPORTANT! FOREST CLOSURE

The Pine Ridge Trail closure covers Big Sur Station to the Big Sur Trail junction (a bit east of Redwood Camp). In other words, Ventana, Terrace Creek, Barlow Flat, Sykes & Redwood camps are all closed. East of the Big Sur Trail Junction, the Pine Ridge Trail is open.
by mikesplain
Tue Nov 07, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Ventana Discussion
Topic: IMPORTANT! FOREST CLOSURE
Replies: 44
Views: 13797

FOREST CLOSURE REDUCED!

At last! The Los Padres National Forest has finally reduced the Soberanes fire closure order. Most of the Ventana Wilderness is now open, although the western Pine Ridge Trail, Terrace Creek Trail & spurs remain closed (see attached map). Have fun out there, but be safe & remember that we ar...