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Oil and Animals in the Santa Barbara Channel

Crude oil actively bubbling out of the ground at the beach in Carpinteria, California in Santa Barbara County. Three offshore oil derricks are visible as dots in the distance. “The surface of the sea, which was perfectly smooth and tranquil, … Continue reading

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Jack Elliott’s Original, Custom Deluxe Campfire Cuisine

This here’s the backcountry beans and sausage mix suitable for making soup or stew. (Lentils with Bavarian Bratwurst, Porcini Mushrooms and Mixed Vegetables) “An army marches on its stomach.” —Napoleon Bonaparte Trail food serves a dual purpose for me when … Continue reading

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Ticks, Lizards and Lyme Disease

A blacklegged tick (Ixodes scapularis) questing with legs reaching as it waits for a host to pass by. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) Hikers beware. According to the latest April 2012 issue of Veterinary Practice News, we may be … Continue reading

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Mugwort: A Natural Poison Oak Preventive

Plant Profile Mugwort (Artemisia douglasiana) is a perennial herb commonly found in areas of riparian habitat. It likes sunny, moist locations around creeks and rivers, but can also be found in areas of bright shade and the dappled light of … Continue reading

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Cottam Camp

Cottam Camp, junction of Forbush Trail and Blue Canyon Trail, Los Padres National Forest

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