Tag Archives: Aliso Canyon

The Crackling Oak Forest of Aliso Canyon

A stand of charred oak trees on an elevated flat overlooking the Santa Ynez River. The White wildfire was touched off by careless recreationists barbequing at White Rock Day Use Area in May 2013. A thick and lumpy Pacific marine … Continue reading

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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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Sage Hill to Santa Cruz Guard Station

(April 17/19, 2011) The alarm was set to shatter the silence of the wee hours, but I woke before it went off after a half night’s restless sleep. My backpack sat on the couch in the living room loaded for … Continue reading

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Aliso Park Campground

  Directions: Highway 166 to Aliso Canyon Road, which is about two to three miles west of New Cuyama. Aliso Canyon Road leads through the oil fields for about six miles where it ends at Aliso Park Campground (2930′). Dry … Continue reading

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