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The Sisquoc Falls: A Little Known Region in California Explored (1884)

Sisquoc Falls, located in a restricted condor sanctuary in the San Rafael Wilderness, is officially off-limits to the general public. The following narrative was originally published in the Santa Maria Times in 1884. It chronicles the bushwhacking exploratory adventure of … Continue reading

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Orange Fire, Blue Twilight Along Sisquoc River

“You know to be silent in the wilderness. It is that which matters, to learn to live with silence.” —Louis L’Amour, The Californios (1974) Lying in the dirt beside the campfire, a long hard day’s hike from the nearest road, … 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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Backcountry View from Figueroa Mountain Peak

View from Figueroa Peak looking toward San Rafael Wilderness. (click to images to enlarge)

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