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by mikesplain
Tue Nov 07, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Announcements and Events
Topic: IMPORTANT! FOREST CLOSURE
Replies: 2
Views: 3812

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...
by mikesplain
Tue Sep 19, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Ventana Discussion
Topic: VWA in the News - Forest Closure
Replies: 10
Views: 5259

Re: VWA in the News - Forest Closure

Good point & I'll admit a little speculation on #3, but have heard FS murmurings of fire concerns & limited staffing / response capability due to so many fires all over the west. "Burnt to cinders" though some of the backcountry may be, regrowth has been heavy enough that many veg ...
by mikesplain
Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:17 am
Forum: Ventana Discussion
Topic: VWA in the News - Forest Closure
Replies: 10
Views: 5259

Re: VWA in the News - Forest Closure

Alladin, We hear you & definitely relate to your frustration at the lengthy Forest closure. The LPNF Monterey Ranger District is public land & the public should have access. The VWA has been advocating for re-opening the District (or at least a reduction of the closure area) for months &...
by mikesplain
Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: Ventana Discussion
Topic: Roadside camping not permitted on Nacimiento-Fergusson Road
Replies: 3
Views: 2595

Re: Roadside camping not permitted on Nacimiento-Fergusson R

Wherever you decide to camp, please remember, NO CAMPFIRES, not even in established fire rings. Throughout the Los Padres National Forest Monterey Ranger District it's cold-camping only until fire restrictions are lifted, usually sometime around December. Check the LPNF website for current restricti...
by mikesplain
Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Ventana Discussion
Topic: VWA presents the Wild & Scenic Film Festival- Monterey-9/23
Replies: 1
Views: 1511

Re: VWA presents the Wild & Scenic Film Festival- Monterey-9

Film information, raffle prizes & event details are being posted at our Facebook event page; check it out at- http://tinyurl.com/yag4t96l
by mikesplain
Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: Announcements and Events
Topic: Roadside camping not permitted on Nacimiento-Fergusson Road
Replies: 0
Views: 1418

Roadside camping not permitted on Nacimiento-Fergusson Road

Effective August 11th, 2017, Los Padres National Forest has banned roadside camping on Nacimiento-Fergusson Road. Forest Order and map are attached, please spread the word.
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by mikesplain
Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: Ventana Discussion
Topic: Roadside camping not permitted on Nacimiento-Fergusson Road
Replies: 3
Views: 2595

Roadside camping not permitted on Nacimiento-Fergusson Road

Effective August 11th, 2017, Los Padres National Forest has banned roadside camping on Nacimiento-Fergusson Road. Forest Order and map are attached, please spread the word.
SKMBT_C554e17081013570.pdf
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by mikesplain
Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:52 am
Forum: Announcements and Events
Topic: VWA presents the Wild & Scenic Film Festival- Monterey-9/23
Replies: 0
Views: 1215

VWA presents the Wild & Scenic Film Festival- Monterey-9/23

Wild & Scenic Film Festival tickets are now on sale at- https://goldenstatetheatre.showare.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=10 Follow our Facebook event page for film trailers, raffle prizes & details as they're announced- http://tinyurl.com/yag4t96l We hope you'll join us at the Golden State T...
by mikesplain
Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:52 am
Forum: Ventana Discussion
Topic: VWA presents the Wild & Scenic Film Festival- Monterey-9/23
Replies: 1
Views: 1511

VWA presents the Wild & Scenic Film Festival- Monterey-9/23

Wild & Scenic Film Festival tickets are now on sale at- https://goldenstatetheatre.showare.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=10 Follow our Facebook event page for film trailers, raffle prizes & details as they're announced- http://tinyurl.com/yag4t96l We hope you'll join us at the Golden State T...
by mikesplain
Mon Jul 24, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: Ventana Discussion
Topic: Arroyo Seco Gorge Fire
Replies: 7
Views: 3560

Re: Arroyo Seco Gorge Fire

I'm glad this one was contained so quickly, but as this photos attests, suppression efforts made a real mess of Santa Lucia Creek near the Arroyo Seco confluence.
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