Today on the Pine Ridge Trail

May 17, 2009

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Into the Chalk Fire Burn: Vicente Flat Trail

May 17, 2009

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The Vicente Flat Trail is in excellent condition as it leaves Highway 1 and begins its initial 1600 ft. climb. Read the rest of this entry »


Cops, Cake & Calochortus: Mother’s Day on “Parcel B”

May 10, 2009

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The little apples: How manzanita got its name.  Woollyleaf Manzanita (Arctostaphylos tomentosa) grows along the side of the “Parcel B” trail.

The Right to Hike folks, who’ve been working to maintain public access to the trail connecting Veterans and Quarry Parks in Monterey, have been in a mood to celebrate since the recent court decision confirming the public’s right to use the trail and the surrounding “Parcel B” for recreational purposes. Read the rest of this entry »


Spring at The Indians

May 4, 2009

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Fields of Sky Lupine (Lupinus nanus) Read the rest of this entry »


Ventana Wilderness Opening Day: Bottcher’s Gap to Little Pines

May 1, 2009

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With the exception of an overgrown patch or two, like this one, the Ventana Double Cone Trail is in pretty good shape as it leaves Bottcher’s Gap and climbs Skinner Ridge. Read the rest of this entry »