Tag Archives: Tales

Astray Again on White Mountain

White Mountain on the far right. It had been almost twenty years since I last made the short hike from Gibraltar Road to White Mountain. A couple of friends and I hiked up to its rocky crags for an afternoon … Continue reading

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Carrizo Tom

The Carrizo Plain in the hinterlands of San Luis Obispo County, CA as seen from atop the I first drove the road 12 years ago. Over the years since then I’ve seen more pronghorn antelope than people out thataway. One … Continue reading

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Gladiator Games of Bulls and Bears: Lassoing Grizzlies (1904)

This post is the third entry in a series of four: First: Gladiator Games of Bulls and Bears: A California Blood Sport (1800s) Second: Gladiator Games of Bulls and Bears: Recollections of Jacinto Damien Reyes (1880) Fourth: Gladiator Games of Bulls and … Continue reading

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Haddock Peak Descent to Sespe Creek via Potrero John Creek

Pacific marine layer filling Matilija Creek watershed at sunrise, as seen on the drive to the trailhead. (Sunset marine layer view from same location 2010) A rough outline of the route hiked down the Potrero John Creek watershed from Haddock … Continue reading

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Solitude on a Busy Day, Matilija Wilderness

The canyon mouth of Upper North Fork Matilija Creek. “I shall be telling this with a sigh Somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has … Continue reading

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