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Night on Carrizo Plain, Tule Elk and Caliente Peak

Sun kissed sandstone. “A house was simply a place to sleep. The time that mattered would be spent outdoors.” -Elmer Kelton, Stand Proud (1984) We arrive at Selby Campground in the waning darkness before first light. It’s frosty and clear skied, … Continue reading

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Carrizo Plain Wildflowers: Temblor Range, San Luis Obispo County

The Carrizo Plain was officially designated a National Monument a decade ago today on January 17, 2001. Vast. Silence. Perhaps no two words more aptly describe the Carrizo Plain. As I stopped the engine and stepped from my truck I … Continue reading

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Wallace Creek Offset at the San Andreas Fault, Carrizo Plain National Monument

“A great earthquake shook the mountains, ripping a deep gash through the rock formations. . .” -A Spanish traveler’s account of the great Fort Tejon earthquake of 1857 On January 9, 1857, the 7.9 magnitude Fort Tejon temblor rocked California … Continue reading

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