Tag Archives: Forest

Giant Puffball Mushrooms

I went for a hike on Monday and, after several rain showers in the prior weeks, giant puffball mushrooms (Calvatia booniana) had sprouted up everywhere. I stopped counting after coming across fifty of them. They were all well past their … Continue reading

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Birabent Canyon and Grass Mountain

Grass Mountain on Zaca Ridge along the western edge of Figueroa Mountain in Santa Barbara County (Jack’s Map). “I never was one for rushing through a country. I like to take my time, breathe the air, get the feel of … Continue reading

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Rose Canyon Video Clip

Here is a short iPhone-shot video clip of Rose Canyon I took back in December, but never published. The video goes with the previously posted recount of that trip, which will give some background information on why I was filming … Continue reading

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Matilija Unmentionable

One of the less glamorous, unnamed cascades in the Matilija Wilderness. Compared to the other nearby more well known Matilija waterfalls this cascade is less spectacular and visited less often, but it still serves as a decent destination for the … Continue reading

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