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Los Padres, Vicente Flat, Nov 2010
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K ....
(Kat_P) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Coast
Los Padres, Vicente Flat, Nov 2010 on 11/20/2010 17:13:01 MST Print View

I'll leave most of this to the pictures...
Adan, his daughter Emma, Greg, my daughter Libby and I met on Saturday morning at the trailhead. We hiked in 5 miles to Vicente Flat where we found a spot that would accomodate two tarps and two hammocks. Sunday morning Greg left to go back and the four of us to a dayhike toward Cone peak. We hiked up about 4 miles, then headed back to have enough time ti do our camp chores. We left on Monday morning.
This was a great trip with great people. The girls had a lot of fun and did very well with all the uphill and the poison Oak.
Has to be one of the prettiest trails, as far as ocean views and the variety of landscapes and vegetation.

The view hiking up along the ocean



Greg Gressel, patiently waining for us


Libby, Adan,Emma backpacking " light"...






4of us

Adan's setup


Ladybugs, so many!






Sunday daytrip



Getting higher


little peak

Our own little summit

our own little summit

Heading back Monday




Adan and daughter Emma

Adan and Emma

trail back

Emma and Libby, tired but satisfied

Emma and Libby

ocean view

trail back

Tarantula on the trail


Edited by Kat_P on 11/21/2010 15:25:58 MST.

Dylan Snodgrass

Locale: San Francisco, CA
Los Padres, Vicente Flat, Nov 2010 on 11/20/2010 17:19:38 MST Print View

Awesome you guys! The weather was perfect that weekend and the girls looked like they had a good time, sweet. Those ladybugs where crazy. I'm coming next time...

Casey Bowden
(clbowden) - MLife

Locale: Berkeley Hills
Re: Los Padres, Vicente Flat, Nov 2010 on 11/20/2010 17:59:31 MST Print View

I've been waiting for this trip report...

Wish I could have made it to hike with you and Adan, meet the daughters, etc...

What a difference a week makes (weather wise)...

Dylan lives??? Have you been lurking? I sent you a few emails but they bounced back so I thought you decided to stay in baja. Did the French guys complete the loop?

Love the photo of Adan's beefy stick (for his tarp)!!!

Casey Bowden
(clbowden) - MLife

Locale: Berkeley Hills
Re: Re: Los Padres, Vicente Flat, Nov 2010 on 11/20/2010 18:01:57 MST Print View

The third photo, from the waist up, looks suspiciously like me. Does Greg also hike with a dish towel on his head? I've got to meet this guy.

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
Vicente Flat, Nov 2010 on 11/20/2010 18:20:51 MST Print View

I am way jealous!! Wish I could of maid it- looks like you all had great time-- Nice ladybugs!

David Lutz

Locale: Bay Area
"Los Padres, Vicente Flat, Nov 2010" on 11/20/2010 23:56:25 MST Print View

Very nice Kat........was poison oak an issue at all for anyone?

Ken T.
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: All up in there
Re: "Los Padres, Vicente Flat, Nov 2010" on 11/21/2010 08:13:22 MST Print View

Thanks for sharing that Kat. Looks like a great time. Are the hammock users converted?

K ....
(Kat_P) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Coast
Big Sur on 11/21/2010 09:29:54 MST Print View

David, I think Emma got some poison Oak, and I already had rashes on my arms and neck and also got a little more, even with all the precautions. I have had some on me pretty much for the last 6 months, so I am just dealing with it.
Ken, yes, we are converted. After a night in the hammock, I don't even had that bit of back pain that I mostly wake up with at home. And I actually sleep on my back, which I don't in my bed. Finding the right trees is a little harder than I had thought at first though.

Adan Lopez
(Lopez) - F

Locale: San Gabriel Valley
Big Sur on 11/21/2010 22:28:45 MST Print View

Great report Kat! Me and Emma had so much fun and she especially enjoyed Libby, Kat's daughter. Another special treat for us was the lively and sometimes raucous owl-calls at night, what a magical place. thanks for havin us Kat! Casey, thanks for noticing! And its good to see Dylan is still in the mix. Greg, thanks not only for your patience but for your funny campfire stories. Emmas light rash was not poison oak after all, so we got out clean somehow. We did scrub down thouroughly with Technu just in case.

Adan Lopez
(Lopez) - F

Locale: San Gabriel Valley
Big Sur pics on 11/21/2010 22:39:10 MST Print View


Summit push

Great Trail

Edited by Lopez on 11/21/2010 22:40:55 MST.

Joshua Billings
(Joshua) - MLife

Locale: Santa Cruz,Ca
Nice trip on 11/28/2010 14:48:53 MST Print View

Looks beautiful.Cone peak!