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Postby krudler » Sat Mar 25, 2006 1:37 pm

Has anyone (mountaineer maybe?) done any hiking/backpacking in the Ventana Wilderness area? I'm thinking of a 3-day trip there with wifey at the end of May (Mem Day) and would be interested in any tips....especially if they include secret spots for C&R flyfishing :D

Thanks in advance!! :)
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Postby mountaineer » Sun Mar 26, 2006 1:11 pm

PM me with your e-mail addy. I have a great trip for 2 or 3 nights. It starts with spending the night at the top of Cone Peak.
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Postby Skibum » Sat Apr 01, 2006 1:44 pm

I used to hike in the Ventana Wilderness quite abit when I lived Morro Bay. The hike up the Big Sur river to Sykes Hot Springs is a nice trip in the winter. A little too crowded for me though in the warmer months. Very lush and green with nice Coastal Redwoods and intermittant views of the Pacific. LOTS of poison oak.
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Postby mountaineer » Sat Apr 01, 2006 9:37 pm

Skibum wrote:I used to hike in the Ventana Wilderness quite abit when I lived Morro Bay. The hike up the Big Sur river to Sykes Hot Springs is a nice trip in the winter. A little too crowded for me though in the warmer months. Very lush and green with nice Coastal Redwoods and intermittant views of the Pacific. LOTS of poison oak.


How about Salmon Falls? That is spectacular!

The best hike I have done was from Cone Peak trailhead to Trail Springs via Cone Peak Summit. Then on to Goat Camp and Vicente Flats before the 1600' climb back up to the ridge. Gorgeous views almost the whole way. If I was to do it again, I would leave a car at Hwy. 1 and hike down from Vicente Flats.

Last spring my wife and I and two older kids hiked up and spent the night on the deck of the lookout tower on Cone Peak. Wow! Sunset, sunrise, and ferocious winds! Great experience though.
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Postby krudler » Sat Apr 01, 2006 9:48 pm

This is great stuff, guys - thanks, I appreciate it! :)
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Postby mr.kurt » Sat Apr 01, 2006 11:42 pm

mountaineer wrote:PM me with your e-mail addy. I have a great trip for 2 or 3 nights. It starts with spending the night at the top of Cone Peak.


Hi Mountaineer. I'd be interested in hearing more about this trip that you mention. Would you mind if I PM'd you as well?

Thanks!
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Postby mountaineer » Sun Apr 02, 2006 3:28 pm

Sure. If you'd like, I can post details here of the trip here.
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