Death on the Deck

Two friends out for a short backpacking trip encounter unexpected conditions, leading to a tragic death. Read story.

Franklin Trail Extended 3.3 Miles

For those who've dreamed of hiking further up the Franklin Trail, you now can. Read story.

National Park Service’s Channel Islands Plans

A rundown of what’s to come for each island in the park’s archipelago. Read story.

Rediscovering the Franklin Trail

New agreement adds 3.3 miles to the Franklin Trail; what's next? Read story.

Kennedy Ridge or Bust

Kennedy Ridge, a hidden gem just 45 minutes away provides one of the best hikes anywhere. Read story.

Pilgrimage to Water

Day-long pilgrimages to verify that a water source still flows or that a spring still drips. Read story.

The Allure of Ancient Rock Art

The mind in the cave inspired to paint. Read story.

Potrero Canyon Trail to Hurricane Deck

The solitude of nature adds to its beauty and can stimulate your creative side. Read story.

River Rainfall Check

Last week, I decided to check out the water flow in the upper Sespe River. Read story.

Piedra Blanca Trail to Twin Forks Camp

The “playground” nature of the piedras blancas have lured many day hikers and backpackers. Read story.

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