Tag Archives: Manzana Creek

Coldwater Camp, San Rafael Wilderness

Coldwater Camp lies in a meadow under a large oak tree along Lower Manzana Creek Trail, and is rimmed by hills. A detailed profile of the camp can be seen at Hike Los Padres – Coldwater Camp. The camp was presumably … Continue reading

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Eddy Fields’ Initials, Manzana Creek (Circa 1900)

Blue skies and golden grass along lower Manzana Creek Trail at the Pratt homestead site. “The Pratts homesteaded just below Cold Spring on Manzana Creek. They had a stepson by the name of Eddy Fields. At the site of the … Continue reading

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100° Hike

Santa Ynez Valley viticulture as seen on drive to trailhead. It’s an ordinary summer day. It’s not one of those media hyped heat wave events, but it’s supposed to be hot out. Such forecasts don’t really apply to the backcountry, … Continue reading

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Potrero Canyon, Hurricane Deck, Manzana Creek 20 Mile Day Hike

The circuit I hiked noted on Bing imagery. I woke early and hit the super slab driving up over the Santa Ynez Mountains, across the Santa Ynez Valley and over Figueroa Mountain to the lower Manzana Creek trailhead in the … Continue reading

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Sisquoc Sands

Following my tracks back down the Sisquoc River bed near Manzana Creek confluence on Monday afternoon.

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