Anyone interested in going backpacking to Big Sur Cone Peak/Vincente flats on 1/19, 1/20 and 1/21. I was there last year, it was great, the brightest stars I've ever seen in my life. You hike up a goat path with the Sea below. Vincente Flats is a small grove of redwoods with a creek. Cone Peak is just 5,155feet but the highest coastal mountain in the lower 48. Last year the Fog around Cone peak captured my imagination and I want to go back.
The poison oak should be less aggressive but bring gloves. There are several downed trees to climb over and under. The trail head is across the road from Kirk Creek
Anyone interested, email me at