Monthly Archives: March 2012

Ticks, Lizards and Lyme Disease

A blacklegged tick (Ixodes scapularis) questing with legs reaching as it waits for a host to pass by. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) Hikers beware. According to the latest April 2012 issue of Veterinary Practice News, we may be … Continue reading

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Surf Clip. . .Finless in the Fog

One of this break’s usual suspects slip slidin’ yesterday afternoon on a stubby little finless creation. While everybody else out there was doing their best to follow the all too typical aggressive slash and rip style, powered by differing levels … Continue reading

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The Pine Mountain Punisher: 22 Mile Day Hike

The trail outline of the route taken through the Los Padres National Forest and Sespe Wilderness. “Everywhere is walking distance if you have the time.” —Steven Wright, comedian 22 miles—7000’+ combined elevation gain & loss—sections of ankle to thigh deep … Continue reading

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Gaviota Pass and U.S. Route 101 (1930s)

The two vintage postcards below show Gaviota Pass circa 1930 and the old cement single lane highway, which today is a four lane divided interstate, as shown in the third image below and also in the previous post, Motoring on … Continue reading

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Motoring on the Gaviota Coast (1906)

(c) Denver Public Library The bridge over Gaviota Creek, Santa Barbara County circa 1900. The two black drawn lines correspond to landscape features still visible today and which are noted on modern day photos shown below. The black arrow on … Continue reading

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