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Re: Boronda Trail

Postby Leonard Gabriele on Fri May 14, 2021 11:14 am

Date Hiked: April 22, 2021
General Condition: Clear (no obstacles and tread well defined)

The trail was easy to follow, but one problem I encountered was a large yellow jacket nest in a rock slide along the uphill side of the trail. They were flying across the trail in large numbers to get into the hive. Not particularly aggressive, but something to watch out for. Also, I couldn't find any water at Timber Top Camp, but had brought enough drinking water to get me to a different campsite.
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Re: Boronda Trail

Postby VWA_Ranger on Sat Mar 13, 2021 9:04 am

Date Hiked: February 28, 2021
General Condition: Wilderness Freeway (Heavily used and well maintained)

*** VWA/USFS Volunteer Ranger/Trail Crew Report ***

Description:

VWA/USFS Volunteer Rangers patrolled from Highway 1 to Timber Top. The trail is in great shape. Timber Top Camp is clean at this time.
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Re: Boronda Trail

Postby VWA_Ranger on Sun Feb 14, 2021 3:26 pm

Date Hiked: February 13, 2021
General Condition: Clear (no obstacles and tread well defined)

*** VWA/USFS Volunteer Ranger/Trail Crew Report ***

Forest/Trail Status: PARTIALLY OPEN, Los Padres Monterey Ranger District is partially open per Forest Order 05-07-51-21-02
Current Fire Restrictions: Campfires and Stoves are permitted in the backcountry with a valid Campfire/Stove Permit.

Description:

The Monterey Ranger District Forest has partially reopened, VWA/USFS Volunteer Rangers continue to prepare opening other parts of the closed forest and are continuing their regular patrols. Today volunteer Rangers patrolled from Highway 1 to Timber top. They cleared two head high trees along the trail. They encountered many folks and a couple groups without fire permits. Be sure to have a valid Campfire/Stove Permit before heading out if you are planning to use your stove or have a campfire.

Trail conditions are as follows:


Highway 1 to Timber Top. - Clear with minor encroaching brush.


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DISCLAIMER: This report is for informational purposes only. Trail conditions may change at any time. The Ventana Wilderness Alliance assumes no liability for the use of this information.
The Los Padres National Forest Website can be found here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/lpnf/
To learn more about the Volunteer VWA/USFS Ranger and Trail Crew Programs visit https://www.ventanawild.org/stewardship.
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Head high tree over the trail.
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Re: Boronda Trail

Postby K Vandevere on Thu Feb 11, 2021 3:50 pm

Date Hiked: January 26, 2021
General Condition: Wilderness Freeway (Heavily used and well maintained)

The trail is in great shape. Lot's of water in the spring. Snow began at around 2,000 ft. elevation and it was full "winter wonderland" conditions up top.
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Re: Boronda Trail

Postby hydrologic on Thu Oct 31, 2019 11:16 am

Date Hiked: October 29, 2019
General Condition: Clear (no obstacles and tread well defined)

Trail is in great shape overall. There is a little brush the first 1 mile or so but it's soft and not bad at all.The creek that's 2 miles up the trail, Lafler Canyon, was flowing well and the water is clear and awesome.
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Re: Boronda Trail

Postby mkellman on Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:03 am

Date Hiked: October 4, 2019
General Condition: Clear (no obstacles and tread well defined)

Steep and clear. There are few easily passed spots of brush in the first mile.
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Re: Boronda Trail

Postby jack_glendening on Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:00 pm

Date Hiked: July 8, 2019
General Condition: Clear (no obstacles and tread well defined)

First mile significantly brushy in places (mostly broom), had to look down and use hat to part branches.

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Re: Boronda Trail

Postby c9h13no3 on Mon May 13, 2019 3:56 pm

Date Hiked: May 12, 2019
General Condition: Wilderness Freeway (Heavily used and well maintained)

Wildflowers are starting to dry up, probably won't be good for much longer. But other than being steep as all hell, the trail is in great shape. Didn't look for the Lafler Canyon spring, but at only 2 miles in it was too early for a water stop.
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Re: Boronda Trail

Postby jack_glendening on Fri Aug 31, 2018 6:20 pm

Date Hiked: August 31, 2018
General Condition: Wilderness Freeway (Heavily used and well maintained)

The previous report of Lafler Canyon Creek being dry was greatly exaggerated - current flow is at least several liters per minute.

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Re: Boronda Trail

Postby sauce on Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:08 am

Date Hiked: August 4, 2018
General Condition: Wilderness Freeway (Heavily used and well maintained)

Trip report for Boronda trail on Aug 4th, 2018. This is certainly a wilderness freeway. No overgrown brush, down trees, washouts, etc. Very little posin oak and can be avoided easily. The trail is mostly exposed with VERY LITTLE shade. There was supposed to be a perennial stream (Lafler canyon creek) at about mile 2, but it was dry. The whole trail is dry, bring your own water.

Timber top camp is still there however there is a large downed tree leaning on the picnic table. Picnic table is still in tact and room for 5-6 people to sit and eat on it. The camp has plenty of room for many tents and also many opportunities for hammocks. We hung 3 hammocks with room for more. Plenty of shade at the campsite/picnic table. Lots of flies. Still no water.
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