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Ventana & Silver Peak Wilderness
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Year - 2007

Scale - 1" to the mile (1:63,360)

Topo Lines - Yes ( Contour Interval 200 Feet)


Established first as a Primitive Area in 1931, the Ventana was reclassified as Wilderness in 1969. Through expansions in 1978, 1984, 1992 and 2002 the Ventana Wilderness now contains 240,026 acres. The wilderness is named for the Ventana Double Cone. According to legend, a notch at the peak's summit (4,853 feet) was once covered by a natural rock bridge. Early Spanish inhabitants named the outcrop "Ventana" meaning "window."

This 31,555 acre wilderness was created by the Los Padres Condor Range and River Protection Act of 1992. With additions in 2002 as part of the Big Sur Wilderness and Conservation Act, the Silver Peak Wilderness extends from the Big Sur Coast inland to the Salinas River Valley and includes the coastal watersheds of Salmon, Willow and Villa creeks. At 3,590 feet, Silver Peak is the highest point within the wilderness. The peak is named for the silvery sheen of the chaparral vegetation that covers its slopes.
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