Pictures of Los Padres Dam to Double Cone, Ventana Wilderness

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This is a 54 km roundtrip hike (1.25 times a marathon) that also involved some bushwhacking and route finding.
We started at 6:30am (it had been snowing and raining) and ended way after dark.

Getting to the Los Padres Dam

Getting to the Los Padres Dam

Getting to the Los Padres Dam

The dam

The dam

The fire road to Big Pines (shorter route)

The hiker's trailhead to Big Pines (nicer route)

Up the switchbacks of the hikers' trail

Up the switchbacks of the hikers' trail

Up the switchbacks of the hikers' trail

Fork to Danish Creek and Big Pines

BP = Big Pines

Towards Big Pines

Towards Big Pines

Towards Big Pines

Towards Big Pines

Towards Big Pines

Towards Big Pines

Towards Big Pines

Towards Big Pines

Towards Big Pines

Towards Big Pines

Towards Big Pines

Towards Big Pines

Towards Big Pines

Towards Big Pines

Towards Big Pines

Towards Big Pines

Towards Big Pines

Towards Big Pines

Towards Big Pines

Towards Big Pines

Danish Creek

Danish Creek

Danish Creek

Danish Creek

Towards Big Pines

Towards Big Pines

Towards Big Pines

Towards Big Pines

Towards Big Pines

Towards Big Pines

Go left for Big Pines

To Big Pines

Big Pines Camp

Big Pines

Double Cone and K to its right

Mt Manuel (Julia Pfeiffer Park)

Double Cone (center) to Mt Manuel from Big Pines

Double Cone and K

Pat's Spring

Bottcher's Gap

Double Cone trail in Big Pines

To Double Cone

To Double Cone

To Double Cone

To Double Cone

Double Cone and K

Pico Blanco

Looking towards Mt Manuel

K to Pico Blanco (and ocean views)

To Double Cone

Lookout sign

To Double Cone

AFC11?

To Double Cone

Double Cone & K

Pico Blanco and ocean

Double Cone (barely visible) & K

A5?

Bushwhacking

View east

Deafalls

To Double Cone

Looking southeast

Looking southeast

The trail climbs that ridge and then heads straight towards Double Cone

To Double Cone

To Double Cone

To Double Cone

Not Double Cone

View west (with Pico Blanco sticking out)

Some kind of marker?

To Double Cone

Circle of Stone (Lone Pine camp?)

To Double Cone

Skinner Ridge

To Double Cone

To Double Cone

To Double Cone

K

To Double Cone

To Double Cone

Marker for the Puerto Suello trail?

To Double Cone

To Double Cone

K & Pico Blanco

Antenna

To the summit

The lookout

View east

The lookout

The lookout

View south

View northeast (including the way we came)

From Mt Manuel to Bottcher's Gap

South

Mt Manuel

Lookout

Lookout

How to get there from Big Sur following the drainage

Northwest (K in the foreground, the Bottcher's Gap side of things in the back)

View from the top (movie)


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