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The Great Valley Oak Death Rattle, Fish Creek Camp

‘Tis yet another devastating blow. Like the death of the live oak of Mono Narrows Camp. The immolation by wildfire of the disjunct relictual stand of Ponderosa pine along Dry Lakes Ridge. And so too the palisades of tall timber … Continue reading

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The Case For Renaming Los Padres National Forest

“I love the feeling when it falls apart.” –Red Hot Chili Peppers, Desecration Smile “By virtue of and pursuant to the authority vested in me by the act of June 4, 1897, 30 Stat. 1, 11, 36 (U.S.C., title 16, … Continue reading

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Fossil Redwood Stump, Florissant Colorado

A 34 million-year-old fossil redwood stump at Florissant Fossil Bed National Monument in Colorado. In Colorado for a spell I found myself finding my way through forested lands I had never seen to see stone redwood trees. What little remnants … Continue reading

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Ancient Artifact: Eccentric Chipped Stone Crescent

“Orr recalls only surface finds of crescents in the Santa Barbara area of California. He states that crescents have been found in late sites but feels they are early intrusive crescents brought in by the late inhabitants of the sites. … Continue reading

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Condor Man

Sespe Wilderness The condor soared for hours on its nine-and-a-half-foot wing. The great vulture had drifted one hundred miles without a single flap floating on plumes of heat blowing skyward, the radiant land shimmering under the sun far below like … Continue reading

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