Major SUR – The Silicon Valley Monterey Bay Council of the Boy Scouts of America is promoting Camp Pico Blanco, its storied 368-acre scout camp surrounded by the Ventana Wilderness near Huge Sur, at an inquiring rate of $1.8 million.
Deputy Scout Executive and CEO Eric Tarbox claimed Camp Pico Blanco is remaining offered because accessibility has been hampered given that the 2016 Soberanes fireplace swept by way of the area and just a handful of months afterwards the 2017 rains washed out sections of roadway.
“Scouts are not able to use the camp and might not be ready to for the foreseeable long term,” claimed Tarbox. “Most specially, we are not advertising it for money want, but because scouts cannot use it.”
Camp Pico Blanco has been shuttered because the summer season of 2016 when it was evacuated due to the Soberanes Fire. The camp was saved by firefighters – the 3rd time it experienced been saved from wildfires which includes the 1977 Marble Cone and the 2008 Basin Complex fires.
The scout camp is accessible from Highway 1, along the Large Sur Coastline, at Palo Colorado Highway. While repair service perform has been finished along the street to Bottcher’s Hole, or to milepost 7.4, a further 3.5 miles of Palo Colorado Street to Camp Pico Blanco at the conclude of the road is not repaired due to a deficiency of funding from the federal and county governments.
Tarbox explained that the Silicon Valley Monterey Bay Council of the Boy Scouts has created a partnership committee with the Big Sur Land Rely on and others more than the previous two yrs accumulating input on how most effective to commence. The team determined that the finest route would be to come across a neighborhood partner to promote to who would prioritize stewardship of the land, have a possible for scouts to use the land in the foreseeable future at some degree and give the seller with some financial obtain.
According to Tarbox, the Council of Boy Scouts has a ask for for proposals out for certified intrigued functions with a vision for the camp.
Mahoney and Associates Professional True Estate is dealing with the listing and Peter Baird is the listing agent.
The internet site, situated on the north fork of the Minor Sur River, has 20 buildings with a whole of 22,525 square feet and involves a eating corridor, campsites and a seasonally-permitted flashboard dam. The property was donated to the scout council in 1948 by William Randolph Hearst and has served as a summer time camp for numerous generations of scouts from the Monterey Peninsula region, and across the condition and nation since it opened in 1955.
Ahead of Hearst, the land experienced been inhabited for about 3,000 many years by Indigenous People in america including the Rumsen who occupied the area from Carmel as a result of Palo Colorado Canyon and into the Minor Sur area. From there, the Esselen inhabited the region south towards what is now Lucia, according to the Monterey County Historical Commission. Native persons ended up assimilated through the Mission process or perished from ailment brought by Spanish troopers, clerics and civilians who arrived to the area from Europe in the early 1770s.
Following came the California Mexican Period of time from 1821 to 1846 when Huge Sur’s pioneer era began with the Mexican govt granting of the almost 9,000-acre Rancho El Sur which stretched from the mouth of the Minor Sur River to Cooper Point.
By 1891, the U.S. Governing administration was granting homesteaders parcels of land bringing professional ventures to the place such as harvesting timber from redwoods that had been loaded on to ready vessels at Notley’s Landing near the entrance to Palo Colorado Street. Interest in preserving the redwoods prompted Hearst to acquire the land and convey it to the scouts.
Camp Pico Blanco is surrounded by the Los Padres National Forest, the Ventana Wilderness and undeveloped, personal land owned by Graniterock.
The request for proposals for the sale of Camp Pico Blanco suggests that “in addition to providing the asset, the (Silicon Valley Monterey Bay Council) is also searching for to keep confined obtain rights to the residence in perpetuity for the purposes of Scouting associated things to do.”
Tarbox explained the tiny volunteer committee of the Silicon Valley Monterey Bay Council will assessment the ask for for proposals submissions and make a decision on its lover.