Monthly Archives: May 2011

Sisquoc Sands

Following my tracks back down the Sisquoc River bed near Manzana Creek confluence on Monday afternoon.

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Waterfalls, Trout and Indian Mortars

We loaded our rig and hit the super slab up to the Sierra for three nights of car camping April 30-May 3. There were few people and the weather was perfect. I forgot at camp on Sunday my go-to adventure … Continue reading

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Dick Smith Calling a Condor, Piru 1970

Dick Smith Calling a Condor, Piru 1970, a photo by brad.schram on Flickr. Via Flickr: With Lake Piru visible below, a California Condor barely visible above, Dick waves and shouts to draw the bird’s attention. The condor ultimately came directly … Continue reading

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A World Away

Sprawled across a gritty sandstone boulder lodged several miles up the canyon, I lie overlooking the south-facing littoral plain far below, the day’s heat seeping into my bones, a cold beer can sweating close at hand. The stream gurgles through … Continue reading

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Sage Hill to Santa Cruz Guard Station

(April 17/19, 2011) The alarm was set to shatter the silence of the wee hours, but I woke before it went off after a half night’s restless sleep. My backpack sat on the couch in the living room loaded for … Continue reading

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