"At the head of the canyon I looked out on a long desired sight, -- the distant highlands of the Sierra Santa Lucia, lying low and blue in the north. For years I had been waiting my chance to get at that little-traveled range, and it had formed, in fact, a main inducement in planning the summerís trip. Now that at last it was coming within striking distance, I gazed at it with special interest, trying to forecast from the dim and tumbled outlines some features of contour, timber, or stream."
|J. Smeaton Chase, from California Coast Trails
Northern Santa Lucia
Fall Equinox '99
Summer Solstice '99
Spring Equinox '99
Winter Solstice '98
Fall Equinox '98
Summer Solstice '98
Following a rather spotty publication schedule for the DCQ this past year, we've managed to turn out one more issue before the new year rambles in. In this issue you'll find the legal documents enabling the original creation of the Forest Reserve, the fascinating story of the Tassajara Road, a must-read reprint from a notable early wanderer of these mountains, as well as lots of other interesting fodder.
So please enjoy this Winter Solstice issue of the Double Cone Quarterly at your leisure and, if you feel so inclined, let us know your thoughts.
Enjoy the Season,
Nacimiento River by Jack Ellwanger, © 2000
The Double-Cone Quarterly is published four times a year, on the equinoxes and solstices, by the Ventana Wilderness Alliance and can be obtained free of charge by anyone with an internet connection who steers their browser to http://www.ventanawild.org/news/news.html.