It’s finally October! The nights are getting cooler, the days shorter, fall is setting in, the creeks are flowing a bit better and it is officially time to ride/walk/run/skip/worm the trails! The LPFA is setting up a busy fall schedule of trail maintenance projects, forest-related events, camp cleanups and trail surveys. We’d love to have you come along as your schedule permits. Excuse the shameless self promotion:
MISSION PINE SPRING W.V.
LPFA USED CAMPING GEAR SALE
LPFA KARMA BEER
PLUS Draughtsmen is allowing us to host an event on Wednesday 10/18 at the brewery. After bouncing ideas around about what sort of event we should host, we decided to throw a TRIVIA PARTY. Put it on your calendar:
Los Padres Themed Trivia Night at Draughtsmen Aleworks
• MUD CREEK SLIDE: Speaking of, the Mud Creek Slide remains closed between Salmon Creek Trailhead and the closure north of the slide. CalTrans is estimating that the slide will be cleared and Hwy 1 reopened sometime in summer 2018.
• Coming from SLO, you can only get as far as Salmon Creek. Once Pfeiffer Bridge is reopened you cannot connect Hwy 1 out to SLO. The main exit along Hwy 1 will be along Nacimiento-Fergusson Road which connects Kirk Creek with Fort Hunter Liggett. Nacimiento Rd is a windy 1.75 lane road that crosses over the Los Padres. We expect the road will be quite busy between next week and when Mud Creek reopens. In addition to the coffee table book, some entrepreneur might want to set up a lemonade stand.
• PFEIFFER BEACH: So many Pfeiffers…. Did you know that the Los Padres Forest touches the sand at Pfeiffer Beach in Big Sur? It’s been closed for most of the past year due to the bridge failure and winter storms but is scheduled to reopen shortly after the bridge is opened a week from today.
• SOBERANES CLOSURE: The Soberanes Fire closure remains in effect but there are whispers that the closure will be reduced in the coming weeks. We’ll see what that entails and share it with you as soon as it is released.
Los Padres Harvest Full Moon