Double Cone Register Natural History Journal


Effective June 14, 2020 virtually all trails in the Monterey Ranger District of Los Padres National Forest are OPEN. 

The following trails remain CLOSED:

- The Pine Ridge Trail from Big Sur Station to Terrace Creek, Barlow Flat, Sykes and Redwood Camps remains CLOSED. 

- The Terrace Creek Trail from Coast Ridge Road to the Pine Ridge Trail remains CLOSED. 

Most Developed Recreation Sites are now OPEN as are most US Forest Service roads in the Monterey Ranger District. 

The following roads remain CLOSED:

- Palo Colorado Road from "the Hoist" to Bottchers Gap remains CLOSED

FIRE RESTRICTIONS: USDA Forest Service has instituted the following fire restrictions for the Los Padres National Forest (which includes the Monterey Ranger District) effective 05/12/2020. This means:

- No open fires, campfires or charcoal fires

- No smoking except in a vehicle

- Stoves are allowed with a valid California Campfire Permit

double cone registerThe Double Cone Register (formerly the Double Cone Quarterly), the journal of the Ventana Wilderness Alliance, was published online as an occasional paper on an irregular schedule from 1998 to 2010. The timeless content, from a wide variety of contributors, ranges from feature-length articles to haiku. The diversity of stories told within reflects the wide variety of knowledge one can amass from learning about the northern Santa Lucia Mountains and Big Sur coast. Do yourself a favor and have a look.


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