Monthly Archives: March 2011

The Klutzy Career of Highwayman Dick Fellows

“Horses threw him, ran away with him and from him, led him into trouble and never out of it. Yet this bandit-on-horseback never seemed to learn. No matter what horses did to him, he came back for more. . .[Dick … Continue reading

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San Pedro Creek Webcam

The United States Geological Survey has a remote control camera set up at a small cascade on San Pedro Creek near Goleta. It can be accessed and controlled by the public via the Internet. Click the image below during daylight … Continue reading

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Chumash Camp

I headed into the forest in late afternoon with three hours of light left. It was dead calm in the lower reaches of the canyon and I could see that it rained the day before. Upside down oak leaves still … Continue reading

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Scent of the Sea On A Ventura County Creek

With a blustery forecast set for Sunday and Monday, I begrudgingly decided to postpone a backpacking trip. The slight chance of rain that was also expected was of little concern, but the thought of being exposed to the elements for … Continue reading

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Eating Poison Oak

The Blistery Beginning I remember sitting in seventh grade math class at La Colina Jr. High one afternoon and itching the hell out of some poison oak on my upper thigh. I managed to scratch it into a puffy, red … Continue reading

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