On Friday, July 22, 2016, Youth in Wilderness led a wonderful group from Rustic Pathways on a service-learning outing to Arroyo Seco Gorge to clean-up as much trash as we could find. The day was equal parts beautiful, productive, fun, and HOT!
YiW Lead Field Instructor, Francisco Guzman, led the outing and started things …View full post
Friday, July 1, 2016 – Youth in Wilderness (YiW) hosted the Central Coast YMCA (CCYMCA) at Andrew Molera State Park for a day adventure with a rambunctious group of youngins (age 5-10 years old). Field Leader, Francisco “Franco” Guzman, was on tap to lead the excursion and impart crucial knowledge. The trip began at the …View full post
It’s been an incredible Spring in the Big Sur backcountry! I’ve finally found the time to share some of the awesome moments from the last several months in the gorgeous Ventana and Silver Peak Wilderness areas. In total, we’ve run nine Youth in Wilderness outings, connecting 82 young people to their public wildlands. We’ve been …View full post
Thanks to recent rains and rising moisture content in our forests, campfires and charcoal barbecues are once again allowed in the Los Padres National Forest as of January 11, 2016. See the full announcement here: Current Fire Restrictions Check out PreventWildfireCA.gov for more information on campfire safety and to also download your own campfire permit, necessary …View full post
The 2015 Fall season is off to a great start with several Youth in Wilderness outings getting area youth out and into their local public wild lands of the Ventana region. On Oct. 8th to 10th, YiW Leader Bryce Winter (me), teamed up with new partner, the Community Partnership for Youth (CPY), for special events at …View full post