Tag Archives: Dick Smith Wilderness

Indian Creek Waterfalls and Narrows

Santa Barbara backcountry “My companion and I, for I sometimes have a companion, take pleasure in fancying ourselves knights of a new, or rather an old, order, —not Equestrians or Chevaliers, not Ritters or Riders, but Walkers, a still more … Continue reading

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Potrero Seco Camp, Dick Smith Wilderness, Los Padres National Forest

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Deal Canyon, Rancho Nuevo Canyon 17 Mile Day Hike

The trail we hiked through California’s Dick Smith Wilderness. David Stillman and I recently hiked the Deal Canyon/Rancho Nuevo Canyon trails. Five years after the Zaca Fire destroyed most of the forest, with sooty deadfall logs lying about and the … Continue reading

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Don Victor Valley, Pine Canyon and the Jackson Five

“. . .here, where there are still the silences and the loneliness of the earth before man, . . .” -Dick Smith With a high pressure system ensuring near perfect clear winter conditions—cloudless blue skies, mild temps with warmth in … Continue reading

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Indian Creek Waterfalls (Dick Smith Wilderness)

I started out midday in the iron horse. At Escondido Creek on the north side of the Santa Ynez Mountains on Romero Camuesa Road, I came across a swarm of thousands of ladybugs. I made it to the Indian Creek … Continue reading

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