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Dragon’s Back Ridge, Carrizo Plain

Coiled barbwire on Carrizo Plain I drove out to the Carrizo Plain National Monument after a few days of intermittent rain showers. It is a semi-arid grassland of several hundred thousand acres that remains today, for the most part, as … Continue reading

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The Carrizo Experience: Ten Hours on the Plain IV

This post is the fourth and final installment in a series. Read the first here: Ruminants on the Range. The second here: The Bedrock Mortars of Selby Rocks. And the third here: The Pictographs of Painted Rock. An aerial view … Continue reading

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The Carrizo Experience: Ten Hours on the Plain III

This post is third in a series. Read the first here: The Carrizo Experience: Ten Hours on the Plain I: Ruminants on the Range. And the second here: The Carrizo Experience: Ten Hours on the Plain II: The Bedrock Mortars … Continue reading

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The Carrizo Experience: Ten Hours on the Plain II

This post is second in a series. Read the first here: The Carrizo Experience: Ten Hours on the Plain I: Ruminants on the Range. Selby Rocks as seen from the Caliente Range, Selby Campground on the left at the foot … Continue reading

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Carrizo Plain Wildflowers: Temblor Range, San Luis Obispo County

The Carrizo Plain was officially designated a National Monument a decade ago today on January 17, 2001. Vast. Silence. Perhaps no two words more aptly describe the Carrizo Plain. As I stopped the engine and stepped from my truck I … Continue reading

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