Monthly Archives: August 2011

John Muir Writes of Davy Brown

“In Calaveras County they wrote that Brown bagged ten grizzlies during one week in 1849. John Muir referred to Brown as the most famous bear hunter in the Sierras in his book, ‘Our National Parks,’ and a meadow in the … Continue reading

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Cuyama Badlands

With the fog’s unrelenting grip on the immediate coast yet again this summer, I drove out to the Cuyama Badlands the other day to enjoy some heat and blue skies. It had been a year since my last venture specifically … Continue reading

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El Nido Meadow, Ventura River Preserve, Ojai

El Nido meadow is located within the Ventura River Preserve, a 1591 acre nature park with long meandering trails that cross over a broad range of landscape and through varying habitats. “Whether nature’s pleasure for you is an invigorating hike, … Continue reading

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Wellhouse Falls and the Waterfalls of Lewis Canyon

A few months ago I walked up Snyder Trail from Paradise Road in search of a path to the waterfall in Lewis Canyon, but to no avail. Upon reaching the transmission tower, where the power lines cross over the trail, … Continue reading

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Praying Mantis

I discovered this praying mantis in my garden as I was poking around in the yard. When I first saw it he was empty clawed, perched and waiting for prey, but when I went back some minutes later to take … Continue reading

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