Monthly Archives: December 2010

The Teetering Boulder of San Ysidro Canyon

About fifteen years ago, I was scrambling through the chaparral and up the sandstone studded ridge on the west side of the mouth of San Ysidro Canyon in Montecito, and came across a boulder. I don’t recall why I stopped … Continue reading

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Chanterelle Mushrooms

“It is possible to live without gold and silver, and one can resist the temptations of seductive women, but to abstain from eating mushrooms is difficult.” -A quote from an ancient Roman named Martial (43-104 AD) When it comes to … Continue reading

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Time Magazine Story: Chumash Oak Arborglyph in San Luis Obispo County

Here is a story in Time Magazine by Santa Barbara Independent senior editor Matt Kettmann. It’s  about a Chumash Indian carving or arborglyph in an old oak tree in the mountains of San Luis Obispo County. The story features a … Continue reading

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