Monthly Archives: March 2013

Figueroa Mountain Poppy and Lupine Bloom

Figueroa Mountain wildflowers on Wednesday.

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Little Pine Mountain

  I walked the Santa Cruz Trail up to the top of Little Pine Mountain. It’s about 15 miles round trip with some 3000′ elevation gain. The mountaintop offers views of the Santa Ynez Valley to the south and the … Continue reading

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Bald Eagle

We took the kids to America’s Teaching Zoo at Moorpark College in Ventura County on Monday. I’ve seen bald eagles in the wild around here at Cachuma Lake in Santa Barbara County and Lake Casitas in Ventura County, but this … Continue reading

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Figueroa Mountain Wildflowers III

We took the kids up to Figueroa Mountain yesterday for a picnic. While the coastline was buried under a heavy marine layer as we left town, the mountains were warm and sunny. It’s a relatively sparse poppy and lupine bloom … Continue reading

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Bodie, California Ghost Town

Stagecoaches in front of the Grand Central Hotel on Main Street in 1880. Tucked away in the hills of Mono County is Bodie, with scarce 800 inhabitants. It is a peaceful, respectable town now, but time was when it contained … Continue reading

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