Monthly Archives: July 2012

A Ramble through Aliso and Oso Canyons

I went for a walk up Aliso Canyon and on over the ridge into Oso Canyon. I parked at the Aliso Canyon trailhead rather than the Oso Canyon trailhead. That added about four miles to my walk, but I wanted … Continue reading

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Tumalo Falls, Oregon

A recent photo of Tumalo Falls near Bend, Oregon, relayed back to the Lazy J by a lady friend living in the area.

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Stapelia Bloom

The miniature Stapelia variegata (aka carrion or starfish flower) growing in my backyard is throwing off flowers. It’s a relatively common succulent plant and flowers freely and so it’s not a rare phenomenon to see it bloom, but it’s exotic … Continue reading

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Haddock Peak Descent to Sespe Creek via Potrero John Creek

Pacific marine layer filling Matilija Creek watershed at sunrise, as seen on the drive to the trailhead. (Sunset marine layer view from same location 2010) A rough outline of the route hiked down the Potrero John Creek watershed from Haddock … Continue reading

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Solitude on a Busy Day, Matilija Wilderness

The canyon mouth of Upper North Fork Matilija Creek. “I shall be telling this with a sigh Somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has … Continue reading

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