Trail Work

December 18, 2011

Pine Ridge Trail near Bad Gulch

The high winds at the end of November brought down an immense number of trees in the Santa Lucia mountains, leaving many trails looking more or less like this. Hundreds of trees, in fact,  have fallen on the Pine Ridge Trail between Big Sur Station and Sykes (the most heavily traveled section of trail in the Ventana Wilderness). Read the rest of this entry »


Blanco Rd. Safety Improvements: Sanity Prevails

December 6, 2011

Sharin’ the Road

In a decision that bodes well for the future of sane public policy in Monterey County, the Board of Supervisors this afternoon voted 4-1 to go ahead with the long-planned and (with the exception of the Farm Bureau’s recent tantrum) completely uncontroversial bicycle safety improvements to Blanco Rd. A big thanks to the many, many people who took time away from work to attend today’s meeting and speak out for common sense. Read the rest of this entry »


Farm Bureau Demands County do Nothing to Improve Safety for Bikes on Blanco Rd.: Why Does this Sound Familiar?

December 3, 2011

Cyclists in the Salinas Valley

People who commute or otherwise ride their bikes between Salinas, CSUMB, Marina and the Monterey Peninsula tend to take Blanco Rd. – just as many of the people who drive between Salinas and these locations do. The reason is obvious. It’s the easiest and most direct route. Read the rest of this entry »