Monthly Archives: October 2010

Pine Mountain Fossil Foray

With the tail end of a thunder storm swirling its way down the coast and through the area, I checked the online weather radar and saw that only a few scattered showers remained. The mountains looked surprisingly clear of rain. … Continue reading

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An Arrowhead, Fossils and Bear Tracks on Pine Mountain Or Return to Chorro Grande

I woke to the sound of slow dripping water from a heavy marine layer and decided to sleep in. I had no desire to get drenched while hiking through dripping wet brush. Later, on my drive up HWY-33 out of … Continue reading

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Wallace Creek Offset at the San Andreas Fault, Carrizo Plain National Monument

“A great earthquake shook the mountains, ripping a deep gash through the rock formations. . .” -A Spanish traveler’s account of the great Fort Tejon earthquake of 1857 On January 9, 1857, the 7.9 magnitude Fort Tejon temblor rocked California … Continue reading

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Cliff Diving at Montezuma Falls in Costa Rica

Clint Elliott raising the bar. I took this photo of my dad testing the muddy waters at Montezuma waterfall on the Nicoya Pennisula in Costa Rica. This is the first and largest fall in a series of three and is … Continue reading

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Beachcombing for Fossilized Whale Bones in Santa Barbara County

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