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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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Pine Mountain and Zaca Lake Forest Reserve (1898)

Zaca Peak left of center, as seen from Figueroa Mountain on June 14, 1937. (credit: J.E. Patterson) “As a result of his 1903 visit to California, Roosevelt was to create the Santa Barbara National Forest out of the Pine Mountain … Continue reading

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Figueroa Mountain Wildflowers II

Orange wall flowers Related Posts: Figueroa Mountain Wildflowers April 2009 Carrizo Plain Wildflowers

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Figueroa Mountain Wildflowers

As summer fades to fall along California’s Central Coast, the promise of seasonal rains returns triggering a remarkable transformation of the Santa Barbara backcountry. Creeks gurgle into reappearance after a long summer slumber, grass felts over the parched golden hills … Continue reading

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