Tag Archives: San Marcos Pass

Remarkable Auto Tour In Southern California (1907)

“. . .we located a ford and secured two men and a team of horses to tow us through the current, which was very swift.” The following passage, excerpted from the journal of a businessman named J. B. Powles, was … Continue reading

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Slippery Rock Stagecoach Road (19th Century)

Crossing Slippery Rock in the mountains above the Goleta Valley, along the original San Marcos Pass route over the Santa Ynez Mountains. The Pacific Ocean defines the horizon in the background. © Denver Public Library, Western History Collection “Santa Barbara … Continue reading

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Hankins Falls

Hankins Falls as seen last March from Old San Marcos Pass.

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First Day of Spring Roars In Wet and Windy

Select rainfall totals from around Santa Barbara County for the last 24 hour period: Santa Barbara: 5.29                                                                                                                       San Marcos Pass: 9.55                                                                                                          Figueroa Mountain: 4.05                                                                                                     Cachuma Reservoir: 10.63                                                                                                   Gibraltar Reservoir: 10.78                                                                                                    Jameson Reservoir: 7.64                                                                                                           Santa Barbara Potrero: 3.72                                                                                                        Don Victor Valley: … Continue reading

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