Scaling Grass Mountain

Santa Ynez hike is a worthy challenge with great views. Read story.

Museum of Natural History’s Original Egghead

How William Leon Dawson’s fascination with birds and eggs spawned Santa Barbara’s 100-year-old institution. Read story.

Night-Hiking Dry Lakes Ridge

Exploring Ojai’s unique botanical region under the full moon. Read story.

In Search of Rare Seabirds

Come onboard one of Island Packers’ popular pelagic birding trips. Read story.

Celebrate Free Redwood Parks Day

Enjoy waterfalls and forests for a Black Friday alternative. 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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