May 6-11, 2018.    California Coast Range.     My first look at the area that burned in the summer 2016 Soberanes Fire. Starting from China Camp, the stops on this backpacking loop trip were Pine Valley, Pine Ridge, Strawberry Valley, Willow Springs, and Wildcat.

This trip almost repeats the trip I took here in 2012. That one was four rainy seasons after the Basin Fire; this one is two after the Soberanes. There's also overlap with my 2016 Arroyo Seco Loop trip, taken three months before the Soberanes fire began, and the 2021 Pine Valley Trip.
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