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Restoration Travesty, San Marcos Foothills Preserve

The filthy-toed plebe at the gate.  He’s the latest superhero with powers so profoundHe can leap a dotted line in just a single bound   I know you must have seen him in the books and magazinesHe’s the quintessential mindless, … Continue reading

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Mammoth Rubbing Rocks

Edge of the continent, Sonoma County “Groovy, man. How much do you want for this special battery-powered back-scratcher in the showcase, man.” “Cost you one dollar and ninety-five cents.” “A necessary item, man, haul it out.” —The Fan Man by … Continue reading

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The Case For Renaming Los Padres National Forest

“I love the feeling when it falls apart.” –Red Hot Chili Peppers, Desecration Smile “By virtue of and pursuant to the authority vested in me by the act of June 4, 1897, 30 Stat. 1, 11, 36 (U.S.C., title 16, … Continue reading

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Fossil Redwood Stump, Florissant Colorado

A 34 million-year-old fossil redwood stump at Florissant Fossil Bed National Monument in Colorado. In Colorado for a spell I found myself finding my way through forested lands I had never seen to see stone redwood trees. What little remnants … Continue reading

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Carrizo Plain Elk Under Full Moon

Tule elk graze Carrizo Plain. Two photographers perched before one end of Selby Rocks outcrop shooting the moon rising over the broken spine of white sandstone. We drove past, along the meandering dirt road, through the undulating beige grassland, down … Continue reading

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