Finding Solace in Lost Valley

It’s a good place to contemplate stillness, sit back, and watch the cycles of thought. Read story.

15 Years of Circumnavigating the Channel Islands

Longtime kayaker remembers favorite experiences from paddling the archipelago. Read story.

The Man Who Burned Madulce Cabin Down

On Dominick Cosmo Roppoccio and other backcountry hermits. Read story.

Surviving the Sespe Wilderness

Nine men endure a brutal six-day, boulder-hopping trek deep inside Los Padres National Forest. Read story.

Condor Trail Through Los Padres National Forest Nears Completion

A woman hiking the 410-mile route from Lake Piru to Big Sur would be first to finish. 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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