Tag Archives: Rocks

Farewell To The Rock, Gibraltar Party Place

El Roca Grande circa 1909 overlooking the Santa Barbara littoral, Pacific Ocean and Santa Cruz Island in the distance. Note the metal poles and cable handrail. “In the 1970s this was The Place. Well, if you were a teenager on … Continue reading

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Lower Lion Canyon, Sierra Madre Mountains

Squaring off with the sun in the foothills of the Sierra Madre Mountains in 96 degree heat. I like to see it for myself. When looking at a map of the forest I want to know what each particular attraction … Continue reading

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Pool Rock, Condor Bird Bath?

Pool Rock holding relatively little water for early March. This pool sits atop an outcrop some 80 feet above the ground. In being similar to other pools that attract(ed) California condors, I suspect that in times past condors made use … Continue reading

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Two Arches, Gaviota Coast

I hiked to the two arches amid the rocky crags of the Gaviota Coast. Along the way on the ridgeline leading to the arches, there is a mountaintop grassy flat shaded by a few gnarled, lichen covered oak trees that … Continue reading

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Mushroom Man Rock

The sentinel of West Camino Cielo Road in the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara County.

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