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Grapevine Trail

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Diane
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Joined: 13 Mar 2005
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Location: Santa Barbara, CA

Grapevine Trail
Post Posted: March Sat 26, 2005 6:07 pm
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Post your update here or from Bryan's Interactive Backcountry Map.hills
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Diane
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Joined: 13 Mar 2005
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Location: Santa Barbara, CA


Post Posted: November Sun 27, 2005 6:25 pm
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Grapevine trail is a bit brushy the further from Bluff you are. It's easy to take a wrong turn and end up at Pelch. Basically you have to turn north at the post and the tree that has half of the Pelch sign hanging in it.boots
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Bryan
I live on the trails


Joined: 27 Mar 2006
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Post Posted: May Sun 17, 2009 8:23 pm
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Hiked the trail late March 2009. The first mile or so from Bluff had been worked last summer and is in virtual freeway condition. You'll notice the dozens of left over water jugs along the trail. This area was severely scorched during the Zaca. When you round the corner near the old Grapevine the trail gets significantly worse. Lots of waist to shoulder high grasses growing on the trail and some small washouts. Trail is hit or miss the remainder of the way to the Santa Cruz Junction. There is an unburned table at Pelch but also lots of trash. I flagged the difficult sections along the way. Worth checking out Jackrabbit Flat while in the neighborhood, interesting feature.hills
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toejam
I live on the trails


Joined: 08 Jun 2009
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Post Posted: November Mon 19, 2012 6:48 am
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The trail has been recently worked and is in very good shape. Gets faint above Jackrabbit Flat, but brush is not currently an issue.
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Cowboy Clark
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Post Posted: May Tue 21, 2013 1:33 pm
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10 men and 20 mules and horses traveled this trail from Bluff to Coche this past April. The trail is still in great condition - not brushy. There are 5 trees down across the trail in the canyon bottom, but only one of them poses a serious hindrance. We were unable to remove it and had to bushwhack around it, but other than that the trail is in great shape!
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