A backpacker decided to take the Santa Lucia Trail ...

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tompetrillo

Re: A backpacker decided to take the Santa Lucia Trail ...

Post by tompetrillo »

It would be nice to have an outing with a machete and marginally clear up the trail thru last chance falls. The end part of that hike is a tick and poison oak bonanza. On the other hand, because the trail is in such poor condition while the waterfall so stunning... It is likely the nicest waterfall you will ever experience in pure solitude.
Pecksniff

Re: A backpacker decided to take the Santa Lucia Trail ...

Post by Pecksniff »

Will the Santa Lucia trail be abandoned? The Indians road is a better and more easily maintained option.
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Re: A backpacker decided to take the Santa Lucia Trail ...

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I was planning a 50 mile thru hike last year using that Santa Lucia connector trail, glad I went up to Junipero Serra and scouted it beforehand. Just after about 50 yards or so I was confident that would not be wise. Agreed, glad he made it out okay. I'm sure he learned a valuable lesson on that trek.
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A backpacker decided to take the Santa Lucia Trail ...

Post by jack_glendening »

Very interesting "trip report" from an ultralight backpacker doing a large loop out of Arroyo Seco, to North Coast Ridge Road and Junipero Serra summit, who then decided to take the "short" way back to Arroyo Seco via the Santa Lucia Trail - and ended up in Santa Lucia Creek with downclimbs, etc. A day late returning, reported missing to sherrifs. , ... Am glad it turned out as well as it did.

https://www.reddit.com/r/Ultralight/com ... d_missing/

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