On the Trail

Indian Creek to Lower Buckhorn Camp

A rigorous dayhike skirting the boundary of the Dick Smith Wilderness. Read story.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Madulce Camp Water-Madness

A moderate 14-mile roundtrip, plus an additional day hike, but beware the hot dry months! Read story.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

White Ledge Solo Backpack

One way to reduce your civilized "needs" and wants is to go backpacking; and fetching even fewer things along for this five-day easy backpack intensifies the contrast. Read story.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Rocky Ridge Off-Trail Scramble

Viewed from Santa Barbara, the rounded "peak" east of La Cumbre is a chaotic jumble of large pink and tan boulders with a few gorgeous conifers mixed in. Read story.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Tequepis Dayhike

Turn off the Chumash Highway for a vigorous half-day of hiking with profusely beautiful flora and stupendous views. Read story.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Nineteen Oaks Dayhike

The entire trail hike has great geological interest. Read story.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Figueroa Mountain One-Day Hike/Bike

Mileage: 3.0 ascending hike and 8.5 miles easy cycling. Suggested time: Approximately 4 hours, not including driving time to Santa Ynez Read story.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Adventure on the Sisquoc

Ray heads into the backcountry on a trip to check trail conditions after the Zaca Fire and winter rains. Read story.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008
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