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Grass Mountain & Zaca Peak Via Birabent Canyon

The environs of Figueroa Mountain feature a diverse range of landscape. Open rolling grassland, gravely slopes sparsely studded with moss and lichen covered oaks, other nooks holding denser stands of oak and conifers, flowing creeks in the shady sycamore canopied … Continue reading


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Tarantulas and Whiskey

“Tarantulas were firmly believed to be lethal in the days of the Old West, so much so that it was thought that the only cure was whisky, which came to be known as ‘tarantula juice.’ The Indians, who tended to … Continue reading

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