Old Photos

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Crossing the North Fork Little Sur River, 1975
 
 
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Exploring Ventana Creek, 1974 
 
 
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Ventana Double Cone summit, 1974, with official sign, hitching rack and a corner of the cabin visible on the right 
 
 
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View from Double Cone, 1974 
 
 
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Juvenile Delinquents at Danish Creek Camp, 1974 
 
 
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North Fork Little Sur, 1975. Two years later the Marble Cone Fire burned into this valley from the south, absolutely incinerating the large redwood groves on tributaries like Jackson Creek, but burning itself out in the heavy forests along the river. Backfires set on Devil’s Peak and Skinner Ridge burned into the redwoods from the other direction, but also went out in the heavy forest. Unlike on the Big Sur River, an almost unburned strip was left along the stream. 
 
 
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A cold day on the Double Cone, 1975
 
 
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Lost Valley Trail, 1975
 
 
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Upper Higgins Camp, 1975. Note table and benches constructed from local timber. 
 
 
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Zig Zag Camp, 1975 
 
 
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View of Lost Valley, 1976 
 
 
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Bill Cotta Plaque, 1976
 
 
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In camp at Strawberry Valley, 1976 
 
 
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Rainy day view from Black Cone Trail, 1976 
 
 
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Post-Marble Cone View of Uncle Sam and Elephant Mountains from Pine Ridge, December 1978. Over a year after the fire things still looked pretty scorched. 

3 Responses to Old Photos

  1. Kris Swanson says:

    Juvenile Delinquents at Danish Creek Camp, 1974…I was there, different group, with horses of course! Good memories,
    kris

  2. Lindsay Jeffers says:

    Your picture of the bare brown earth where the trail crosses west of Lost Valley makes me a lier: I have been telling people for years that that burnt soil is the result of the Marble Cone Fire. It must have been some earlier fire that mineralized that soil. Thanks for those pictures. I was beginning to forget what it was like before the Marble Cone Fire.

  3. Greg Meyer says:

    Who posted these photos? I recognize a few long lost friends in the mix.

    Since you mentioned in another comment that you were a Boy Scout, we’re guessing that you’ve recognized Ventana impresario and international man of mystery, Fred Miller. – XT

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