Tag Archives: Dragon’s Back Ridge

Night on Carrizo Plain, Tule Elk and Caliente Peak

Sun kissed sandstone. “A house was simply a place to sleep. The time that mattered would be spent outdoors.” -Elmer Kelton, Stand Proud (1984) We arrive at Selby Campground in the waning darkness before first light. It’s frosty and clear skied, … Continue reading


Posted in San Luis Obispo County | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

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

Posted in San Luis Obispo County | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments

Dragon’s Back Ridge on the San Andreas Fault, Carrizo Plain National Monument

Dragon’s Back Ridge is the result of the tremendous pressure along the San Andreas Fault that runs through the Carrizo Plain National Monument. The ridge is located southeast of the Wallace Creek offset and contains its own offset drainage channels. … Continue reading

Posted in San Luis Obispo | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment