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2008 Blue and Green Guide

2008 Blue & Green Guide

The sun started its hot shine early this year, spoiling us Santa Barbarans with summertime temperatures when spring was still roaring with rain, wind, and chill in less lucky climes. Read story.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Kayaking Trips at Channel Islands National Park

My friend Craig and I were nearing the end of our paddling excursion through Channel Islands National Park: a circumnavigation of Santa Rosa Island, followed by an open ocean sprint through pea soup fog to Santa Cruz Island, and an exploration of the natural wonders on that island's craggy front side. Read story.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

From Muggle to Cacher in the Global Treasure Hunt Known as Geocaching

When I opened the well-hidden Altoids box on a sunny afternoon not too long ago, I immediately morphed from a "muggle" to a "cacher" in the global treasure hunt known as geocaching. Read story.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

A Guide to Bouldering Lingo

If you have friends who engage in animated conversations about "crimps" and "slopers," spend their time swapping "beta," or whine about their "shredded tips," there's only one rational explanation: You're hanging out with boulderers. Read story.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Six Great Places to Get Outdoors

There's a warm breeze as I hike up through the tall stands of mustard near Gaviota State Park. Read story.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Lions and Rattlers and Bears, Oh My!

When I first took to hiking in Los Padres Forest alone, amid the bear scat and cougar paw prints, I carried a large rock, prepared for an encounter with a large predator. Read story.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

2008 Blue & Green Guide Listings

Adventure for Hire. Read story.

Thursday, May 15, 2008
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