Tag Archives: Mountains

The Pine Mountain Punisher: 22 Mile Day Hike

The trail outline of the route taken through the Los Padres National Forest and Sespe Wilderness. “Everywhere is walking distance if you have the time.” —Steven Wright, comedian 22 miles—7000’+ combined elevation gain & loss—sections of ankle to thigh deep … Continue reading

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Turkeys, Bobcats and the Caves of Castle Rock

Along lower Manzana Creek in the Santa Barbara backcountry, a rib of sandstone known to some as Castle Rock (Jack’s Map) juts into the air along the west end of the wind swept ridge officially dubbed Hurricane Deck. This is … 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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Condor Point

Condor Point There had been a spring up there at one time. Condor Point Spring seeped up through cracks in the sandstone, flowed weakly across the mossy slab of bedrock and into a long, broad concavity. The steady trickle puddled … Continue reading

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Twin Arches, Gaviota Crags

The red arrow notes the location of the arches.

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