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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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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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Make Do With What You Have

Big surf headed for the California coast on 4-1-12. (Surfline) Scratching furiously through the choppy rough seas at a point break I was recently surfing, trying to paddle up and over a set wave bearing down on me before it … 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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