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Los Padres Forest Service VWR Trip Reports

Los Padres Forest Service VWR Trip Reports

Upper Sisquoc Trip Report

Here is a trip report for the Upper Sisquoc from May, 2013. Trip Report - Upper Sisquoc - May 2013.pdf 1524.24KB

News from LPFA - August 2

Here is some news from the LPFA: I. Sulphur Spring Trail Project * A few weeks ago the LPFA learned that there is a tree down along the…

Sweetwater - Roque trip report

Here is a link to my pictures of that trip - a full report is delayed by a very busy summer: Pictures Sluice Box Camp and the hunter c…

Los Padres National Forest - News Release - Joint Investigation Determines Cause of White Fire

Long story short: it was an accident. 2013_May31_SBRD_White_Fire_Investigation.pdf 259.56KB

Forest Order 13-03 Fire Restriction Level III in effect Friday May 17th

Fire Restrictions Take Effect in Los Padres National Forest GOLETA, CA...Due to extremely dry vegetation and an increasing fire danger, L…

Lyme Disease Report

Here is a report regarding Lyme Disease. Lesson's Learned Lyme2013 (2).pdf 421.25KB

Trail Report --- Manzana and Sisquoc Trails

Pictures after the recent big wind event.

Public Open Houses for Land Management Plan Draft SEIS

Not a report this time: Date: April 4, 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Andrew Madsen (805) 961-5759 Los Padres National Fores…

Hurricane Deck Patrol 3-16-2013 again

I'm not sure what is different in this report vs. the previous one other than I hear there is a link to some pictures. Wilderness Ranger Pa…

Cottonwood camp Mar 22-24, 2013 Project Follow up Report

See attached Mar 22-24, 2013 PROJECT FOLLOW UP REPORT 2.doc 765.5KB

Upper Sisquoc Recon 3/22 - 3/24 Pictures

Here is the link to my pictures from the trip last weekend. The album includes every tree across the trail from Alamar Saddle to Fall Creek, w…

Hurricane Deck Patrol

See attached. Wilderness Ranger Patrol Project 3-16-13.doc 5726.5KB

Cottonwood to Skunk Camp Trail Survey

See the PDF for this report. Cttnwd_FallCyn Survey.pdf 2542.99KB

Report - South Fork and surrounding areas

The trip went very well with only one minor hiccup. The hiccup being that I forgot to log in to Backpacker Pro for the GPS portion before loos…

Lost Valley Trail Report Feb 22-24, 2013

Here is the report: Feb 22-24, 2013 Lost Valley Trail PROJECT FOLLOW UP REPORT 2.pdf 817.51KB

Working Vacation on the Sisquoc River Trail 4/19/2013 through 4/29/13

LPFA is hosting its 12th Annual Working Vacation on the Sisquoc River Trail on Friday, April 19 thru Monday, April 29, 2013. Sign up for th…

Volunteer opportunity: Santa Cruz trail project

Susie Theilmann is hosting a Santa Cruz trail project from Alexander Saddle down to SCGS. Dates: March 8- 11 Meeting at Upper Oso campg…

VWR Patrol - Sluice Box

Want to thank (Steve Cypher) toe jam for completed the trail patrol, campsite inventory for sluice box. It been a long time since anyone actu…

Mono-Alamar - Puerto Suelo - Santa Barbara Canyon

Trail Report: Mono-Alamar - Puerto Suelo - Santa Barbara Canyon Images at,…