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PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:51 am    Post subject: Re: Santa Cruz area Syncro Camping with The Lost Burritos Reply with quote

Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge reopens tonight.

Edit- Rode my bike down on 10/15 and you can get all the way down to Gorda where there is a turnaround due to the slide.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:07 pm    Post subject: Re: Santa Cruz area Syncro Camping with The Lost Burritos Reply with quote

Thank you Glenn

This link is an extension to Chrome, that allows broken photobucket images to load. Without paying $400 ransom.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:46 am    Post subject: Re: Santa Cruz area Syncro Camping with The Lost Burritos Reply with quote

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I just learned of this Chrome extension that solves the problem:

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I hope it helps others.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 11, 2017 2:40 am    Post subject: Re: Santa Cruz area Syncro Camping with The Lost Burritos Reply with quote

Outstanding photo!
thanks for the invite
reminds me of the 18 years I lived in New Mexico.. another syncro heaven with free open country.

Betty the Torque monster found a new sugar daddy, I miss her, but she was too high maintenance, for my driving skills.

And my days of 1000 mile drives are behind me.

I live vicariously through your photos though.. always appreciated
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 10, 2017 8:53 pm    Post subject: Re: Santa Cruz area Syncro Camping with The Lost Burritos Reply with quote

Fun clip to watch.

I did enjoy my time riding with you in the "Syncro Torque Monster" such fun times at Syncrofest.

You need to come to Utah and let us show you some spectacular scenery and places to camp for free. The Solstice is coming soon.

Cheers.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 10, 2017 7:10 pm    Post subject: Re: Santa Cruz area Syncro Camping with The Lost Burritos Reply with quote

remembering the good old days

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disclaimer, Im older and dumber now, some of the things shown in the video would best be done at an official OHV park like Hollister SVRA
http://ohv.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=1179

I encourage people to camp there, its a beautiful place, with all kinds of trails.. be careful, go with a guide if possible (post here if you want to coordinate a gtg).. and or, come to Syncrofest and get a tour to the top, from one of the many Happy Campers.

Im starting to crave another round of bbq.. Anyone want to go to Hollister overnight sometime?
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 5:34 pm    Post subject: Re: Santa Cruz area Syncro Camping with The Lost Burritos Reply with quote

Nacimiento fergusson is closed from South coast Rd down to 1 and 1 is closed from Palo Colorado to ragged point. I wouldn't make plans to visit the area this summer.
They are scheduling days to escorts locals out to resupply right now as the area is seriously impacted, you need a local ID to have access to the area.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 3:13 pm    Post subject: Re: Santa Cruz area Syncro Camping with The Lost Burritos Reply with quote

Reckon any of us coming from the valley can make it in from the East and come up the back side of Los Burros?



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 8:15 am    Post subject: Re: Santa Cruz area Syncro Camping with The Lost Burritos Reply with quote

Wow! Poor bridge. Don't think any of us locals should be too surprised with so much rain we've had recently.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2017 8:56 pm    Post subject: Re: Santa Cruz area Syncro Camping with The Lost Burritos Reply with quote

wow!
fire, rain, mudslides, road closures

locals only south of Palo Colorado, no tourist access to Bixby Bridge, Old Coast Road is impassable.

No access to River Inn, Fernwood, Nepenthe, Esalen, or any of the local businesses, and Nacimiento closed for repairs too.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2017 7:28 pm    Post subject: Re: Santa Cruz area Syncro Camping with The Lost Burritos Reply with quote

Pfeiffer canyon bridge is permantlying closed and will have to be rebuilt due to storm damage. Accessing big sur is going to be a issue in the future.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2016 5:32 pm    Post subject: Re: Santa Cruz area Syncro Camping with The Lost Burritos Reply with quote

I can't believed they closed Prewitt. Big problem is that there are very few places to disperse camp in California. We are way over populated. To add to it, people go on reserve america and grab all the campsites 6 months in advance and then never show up. I can't believe how many times I drive through a prime camp ground and the sites are vacant(but reserved). Sucks!
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2016 1:03 pm    Post subject: Re: Santa Cruz area Syncro Camping with The Lost Burritos Reply with quote

AGREED!

Often people will leave a campfire full of trash, then the next person picks out the rocks and makes a new fire ring nearby, and then comes the 3rd. Absolute slobbery.

If it's not too bad I'll pick up other slobs trash and take it with me. Recently I removed an entire pickup truckload from a beautiful site out in the woods. Half of this truckload was in one of the earlier firepits that became their trash heap. The whole area now has black spots from the firepit migrating around.

Closure of the backcountry is like a noose tightening around myneck. It's been bad but might be complete during my remaining lifetime. Not a good thing for Westy-Life.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2016 1:01 pm    Post subject: Re: Santa Cruz area Syncro Camping with The Lost Burritos Reply with quote

Awesome posts, Jon. Those photos are a fantastic journal .. some of it gone for good. I'm grateful to have seen a bit of it.

I doubt the idiots camping up there have any connection to Samba, but you're still correct that perhaps we need to curb the open sharing of camp spots, and only pm specific info.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2016 12:05 pm    Post subject: Re: Santa Cruz area Syncro Camping with The Lost Burritos Reply with quote

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Good wakeup call on posting "locations" on the internet. I fully understand the desire to share cool spots but popularity can doom that spot in a few short years. Other side of the sword is "under-use" - if nobody cares, it's easy to close too. Or gets overgrown.


all true
The only constructive solution I can see, is to continue to educate people to Leave No Trace!

I was amazed to see how many of the new users in the areas of Big Sur now closed, had total disregard for how they left the area after they went there.

People left evidence of illegal fires, shit and toilet paper all over the place, in plain sight. It set a terrible example that only made others do even more of the same.

If we leave exposed camp fires and toilet waste behind, it can quickly get out of hand and lose the site for everyone.

That is a side effect of the culture of the individual, and a "Me First" mindset, without regard for the needs of others.

Im glad the areas are being closed. They have become eyesores, after the large number of inconsiderate people started leaving their mark behind.

So, here is my plug for LEAVE NO TRACE!
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Plan Ahead and Prepare
Know the regulations and special concerns for the area you'll visit.
Prepare for extreme weather, hazards, and emergencies.
Schedule your trip to avoid times of high use.
Visit in small groups when possible. Consider splitting larger groups into smaller groups.
Repackage food to minimize waste.
Use a map and compass to eliminate the use of marking paint, rock cairns or flagging.

Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces
Durable surfaces include established trails and campsites, rock, gravel, dry grasses or snow.
Protect riparian areas by camping at least 200 feet from lakes and streams.
Good campsites are found, not made. Altering a site is not necessary.
In popular areas:
Concentrate use on existing trails and campsites.
Walk single file in the middle of the trail, even when wet or muddy.
Keep campsites small. Focus activity in areas where vegetation is absent.
In pristine areas:
Disperse use to prevent the creation of campsites and trails.
Avoid places where impacts are just beginning.

Dispose of Waste Properly
Pack it in, pack it out. Inspect your campsite and rest areas for trash or spilled foods. Pack out all trash, leftover food and litter.
Deposit solid human waste in catholes dug 6 to 8 inches deep, at least 200 feet from water, camp and trails. Cover and disguise the cathole when finished.
Pack out toilet paper and hygiene products.
To wash yourself or your dishes, carry water 200 feet away from streams or lakes and use small amounts of biodegradable soap. Scatter strained dishwater.

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Preserve the past: examine, but do not touch cultural or historic structures and artifacts.
Leave rocks, plants and other natural objects as you find them.
Avoid introducing or transporting non-native species.
Do not build structures, furniture, or dig trenches.

Minimize Campfire Impacts
Campfires can cause lasting impacts to the backcountry. Use a lightweight stove for cooking and enjoy a candle lantern for light.
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Keep fires small. Only use sticks from the ground that can be broken by hand.
Burn all wood and coals to ash, put out campfires completely, then scatter cool ashes.

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Be Considerate of Other Visitors
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Be courteous. Yield to other users on the trail.
Step to the downhill side of the trail when encountering pack stock.
Take breaks and camp away from trails and other visitors.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2016 11:26 am    Post subject: Re: Santa Cruz area Syncro Camping with The Lost Burritos Reply with quote

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A partial retrospective. Thanks to everyone that helped me build memories for a lifetime.

Nacimiento, Big Sur, side of the road, now not allowed to overnight.....


Awesome post. Thanks for sharing. Sure wish I coulda been there. I like small-group Westy-ing. Good wakeup call on posting "locations" on the internet. I fully understand the desire to share cool spots but popularity can doom that spot in a few short years. Other side of the sword is "under-use" - if nobody cares, it's easy to close too. Or gets overgrown.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2016 10:59 am    Post subject: Re: Santa Cruz area Syncro Camping with The Lost Burritos Reply with quote

Jon_slider wrote:
Nacimiento, Big Sur, side of the road, now not allowed to overnight


Phaedrus wrote:
Wait, all of Nacimiento is off-limits now? Crying or Very sad When did this happen?


syncrodoka wrote:
A month or 2 ago ago


I got the same info from another Burrito who encountered a Ranger patrolling Nacimiento earlier this summer, before the current fire started.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2016 10:31 am    Post subject: Re: Santa Cruz area Syncro Camping with The Lost Burritos Reply with quote

Wait, all of Nacimiento is off-limits now? Crying or Very sad When did this happen?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2016 9:58 pm    Post subject: Re: Santa Cruz area Syncro Camping with The Lost Burritos Reply with quote

Mario
Thank you deeply for having shared these places with me. I have learned a bit late, not to post place names publicly.

Part of me wants to share, but four of the first places we used to go, are now off limits. If they got closed because of me, I apologize for not being more secretive.

Personally, I also see the recent overuse as fall out from the 2012 park closures.

I hope a balance can be struck and others get to share in the beauty of so many open spaces around us, without leaving toilet paper all over them. I also learned the word Crowdifornia from you Smile..

The majority of the places the Lost Burritos have gone, were thanks to you sharing local knowledge with us. Thanks for being such a warm and generous host.

Respect!
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2016 9:44 pm    Post subject: Re: Santa Cruz area Syncro Camping with The Lost Burritos Reply with quote

A month or 2 ago ago I was out in big sur overnighting and in the AM a ranger came up the hill and was checking that people didn't have campfires and weren't shooting guns due to the fire hazard. I talked to him and he was saying that they were going to be ripping out the fire pits on prewitt and limiting access so that area's time is ending soon too. He cited many forums that people announce what is available, kids going out and partying all weekend and thrashing the place and small camper rental places that actually list the place in their rental literature. They also permanently closed the road to cone peak(left at top of nacimiento).
Many of these places are a thing of the past now.
The current soberanes fire was started by a illegal fire so I am sure that they will be clamping things down for a while.
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