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    Tony Bucklen completed Mianus Maze Trail

    9 days ago

    Tony Bucklen completed White Mesa West Loop

    about 1 month ago

    Tony Bucklen reviewed Austin Creek Trail

    about 1 month ago

    This is a challenging hike in some places with beautiful views and lots of stream crossings. The beginning of the hike is very steep and is especially challenging at the end when coming back in with a pack on. The fire road offered very little shade so be prepared to sweat when going back uphill.
    The water levels were low enough at most crossings but there were a few where you want to take your boots off or wear water shoes. It was refreshing to cool your feet in the water on a hot day in June.
    We camped at Tom King campsite. It was secluded near a creek with a couple picnic tables and a fire ring. Pretty nice for backcountry camping! This time of year there is a fire ban in the backcountry so we couldn’t build a fire to ward off the swarms of mosquitoes. Bring your Deet!
    Overall a really nice hike with good views. This is the only backpacking trail in Sonoma county and they only give 3 permits per day so you will need to get one early.

    Tony Bucklen completed Austin Creek Trail

    about 1 month ago

    Tony Bucklen added Tent Rocks Trail

    about 1 month ago

    Tony Bucklen completed Tent Rocks Trail

    about 1 month ago

    Tony Bucklen saved Tent Rocks Trail

    about 1 month ago

    Tony Bucklen added La Luz Trail

    3 months ago

    Tony Bucklen completed La Luz Trail

    3 months ago

    Tony Bucklen saved Cabezon Peak

    3 months ago

    Tony Bucklen saved La Luz Trail

    3 months ago

    Tony Bucklen reviewed Kirk Creek Campground to Vicente Flat Trail

    4 months ago

    Beautiful views along the entire hike and lots of poison oak as others have mentioned. Wear pants if you are sensitive to it because it is pretty much impossible to avoid. There is only one tiny stream along the way so bring enough water to get you the 5 miles to Vicente flats.
    There are a lot of campsites and it was nearly empty on the Tuesday I stayed. Only a few other campers so I found a great site along the creek. The rushing water drowned out most of the sounds of the forest so it was quite serene and peaceful. The sites are all in a pretty dense redwood forest so there is almost total shade all day.
    Mosquitos were active near dusk but didn’t last too long.
    Overall, a great short backpacking trip in the Ventana Wilderness.

    Tony Bucklen completed Back Canyon

    5 months ago

    Tony Bucklen added Goat Rock Trail

    5 months ago

    Tony Bucklen completed Goat Rock Trail

    5 months ago

    Tony Bucklen completed Saint Mary's Glacier

    8 months ago

    Tony Bucklen added Spring Creek Trail

    10 months ago

    Tony Bucklen completed Spring Creek Trail

    10 months ago

    Tony Bucklen added Lake Sonoma

    10 months ago

    Tony Bucklen completed Lake Sonoma

    10 months ago

    Tony Bucklen saved Austin Creek Trail

    10 months ago

    Tony Bucklen added Track - Jun 24 03:06 PM

    about 1 year ago

    Tony Bucklen added Bald Mountain Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Tony Bucklen completed Bald Mountain Trail

    about 1 year ago