Monthly Archives: April 2012

San Ysidro Trail

A section of San Ysidro Trail under the oaks in the Montecito Foothills, Santa Barbara County, California. Advertisements

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Camping Out in California: Pine Mountain Narrative (1887)

A man by the name of John R. G. Hassard wrote the following narrative of his “camping expedition of sixty-eight days” in the Ventura County backcountry of California. As an aside, Ventura County was created on January 1, 1873 and … Continue reading

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Gaviota Coast Sunset

Gaviota Coast, Santa Barbara County A sunset view of the edge of the continent along the Pacific coast north of Santa Barbara, railroad tracks reflecting the light.

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The Snow Frosted Waterfalls of Rose Valley (+ Video)

I went up to Rose Valley Falls yesterday. It’s a series of two main waterfalls, but only flows with any volume or force during heavy rains or snow melt and immediately there after. Even in those circumstances it’s not a … Continue reading

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Davy Brown’s Cabin (1898)

I recently unearthed this drawing of Davy Brown’s cabin in an edition of The Herald newspaper that was published on September 25, 1898. Santa Barbara backcountry enthusiasts know Davy Brown as the name of a drive-up campground on the backside … Continue reading

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