Monthly Archives: October 2012

Finding Frontier in the Forest Conquered

“Superficially, the world has become small and known. Poor little globe of earth, the tourists trot round you as easily as they trot round the Bois or round Central Park. There is no mystery left, we’ve been there, we’ve seen … Continue reading

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John Haines On Pool Rock

Tafoni formations on Pool Rock. “John Haines, whose experience hunting, trapping and surviving as a homesteader in the Alaskan wilderness fueled his outpouring of haunting poetry of endless cold nights, howling wolves and deep, primitive dreams, died on Wednesday in … Continue reading

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Project Sespe Creek: Stage III, Piedra Blanca Beyond Devil’s Gate

Coltrell Flat beside Sespe Creek “Free is the bush, and the desert, and the woods, and the mountain ranges for whoever likes to camp there.” B. Traven, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre I plod along the dirt footpath of … Continue reading

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Jack Elliott’s Original, Custom Deluxe Campfire Cuisine

This here’s the backcountry beans and sausage mix suitable for making soup or stew. (Lentils with Bavarian Bratwurst, Porcini Mushrooms and Mixed Vegetables) “An army marches on its stomach.” —Napoleon Bonaparte Trail food serves a dual purpose for me when … Continue reading

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Santa Barbara Courthouse

An iPhone photo of the northeast corner of the Santa Barbara Courthouse taken from my truck window while waiting at a red light.

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