Monthly Archives: March 2011

Santa Barbara County 163% of Normal For Rainfall

With all the rain, water is gushing out of every crack in the mountains right now promising a bountiful and lush spring hiking season. I went for a quick hike along Upper North Fork Matilija Creek late yesterday afternoon until … Continue reading

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Sulfur Mountain Oil Seeps, Ventura County

“California will be found to have more oil in its soil than all the whales in the Pacific Ocean. The oil is struggling to the surface at every available point and is running down the rivers for miles.” -Professor Benjamin … Continue reading

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The Flotsam Remains

In the late afternoon I went for a walk on the beach as the tail end of the storm was blowing through. There was a wide assortment of debris and trash washed ashore along with a few other oddities. A … Continue reading

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Mission Falls

I hiked Tunnel Trail to Mission Falls on Monday morning. Not far up the actual trail a heavy drizzle set in and I threw on my rain gear before it turned to a light rain. For a brief moment it … Continue reading

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First Day of Spring Roars In Wet and Windy

Select rainfall totals from around Santa Barbara County for the last 24 hour period: Santa Barbara: 5.29                                                                                                                       San Marcos Pass: 9.55                                                                                                          Figueroa Mountain: 4.05                                                                                                     Cachuma Reservoir: 10.63                                                                                                   Gibraltar Reservoir: 10.78                                                                                                    Jameson Reservoir: 7.64                                                                                                           Santa Barbara Potrero: 3.72                                                                                                        Don Victor Valley: … Continue reading

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