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You can scramble up the dam on the east side.Uncle Rico:46286 wrote:... And if you get to Oakwilde (or maybe what is left of it), what does the trail look like above there?
Well, that's exactly what I did. May have to go up for a second look.The turnoff is buried under mounds of fallen timber so it's easy to walk right past it.
The $140M to tear down Matilija is looking like a freakin' bargain. Or we can just along the dotted line.Seriously - The one in Malibu is 100' tall. The removal cost is estimated at a million dollars a foot.
That's what happened in Rubio Canyon. Rubio had some nice falls which were buried by a bungled attempt to blast a platform for a water line. There was all kinds of debate how to restore the canyon and who was going to pay for it. Ultimately, mother nature took care of us after some heavy rains.tracker:46309 wrote: Sometimes Mother Nature has no respect for EIR's, committees, and procedures. She may make the hard decisions for us.
No, haven't had a chance to check out that section yet.hillbasher:54685 wrote:Hey Psyko, did you ever find out any info about this?
Thanks. I tried Valley Forge awhile ago after a rain. I got drenched by the damp, overhanging brush. Then I noticed some poodle dog and gave up and turned around. Wasn't in the mood for PD.psykokid:55562 wrote:Valley Forge from the bottom up to Eaton Saddle was a different story. Very overgrown with a lot of stuff encroaching the trail. Fortunately only saw a couple of isolated clumps of poodle dog on that section.
It's actually not in bad shape, just overgrown due to all the vegetation getting a super dose of rain this winter. The majority of the trail follows an old road bed up the hill so the slope is never really too terribly steep. It's fairly shaded as well, except for a few sections that got burned during the station fire. A little time with a set of loppers and a machete would go a long way...Sean:55563 wrote:
Thanks. I tried Valley Forge awhile ago after a rain. I got drenched by the damp, overhanging brush. Then I noticed some poodle dog and gave up and turned around. Wasn't in the mood for PD.
Sounds like the PD is mostly gone now. Guess I'll give it another shot.
The FS leaves those signs up even after the area reopens.sshiker:56102 wrote:This section of trail has been closed since the Station Fire and has a USFS sign stating "Trail Closed To All Users" which seems to be because of heavy overgrowth and flood debris.
Yeah, they aren't much into clarity. According to their site, the Burkhart NRT also appears limited to horseback riding, when that's obviously not the case.sshiker:56104 wrote:I see from your "reopen" link that the USFS status is open for horseback but it doesn't mention hiking.
It's been a couple years since I was on the stretch between Oakwilde and Switzer. But back then it was rough but passable on foot.The questions, is there still a trial somewhere or just bush whacking?
There is a new blockage about half a mile east of Redbox. Pretty minor deadfall, but it's pushing people off the trail. A small folding saw should be sufficient to clear it.Tom Kenney wrote: Since this section has been worked, as well as Kenyon-Devore, I'm guessing the deadfall between Red Box and Kenyon-Devore has also been cleared.