Hiking the Backcountry
A Los Padres forest camp spot is newly named for Ray Ford. Read story.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Drive along Gibraltar and East Camino Cielo to this trailhead down into Blue Canyon. Read story.
Friday, March 7, 2014
Dan and Chris hike and bike behind Carpinteria. Read story.
Saturday, February 8, 2014
This six-mile hike to Twin Perch begins at Skofield Park. Read story.
Monday, January 20, 2014
Marvels and miracles are all around us; we simply lose our concentration and miss the beauty for the omnipresent details. Read story.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
The steep Arroyo Burro Front-Side Trail offers challenging hiking and yields terrific exhilaration when you finally hit the top. Read story.
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
We planned two fairly easy day hikes to split up our time on the slopes of 6,600 ft. Pine Mountain (Boulder Canyon is on the north side) and neighboring Reyes Peak. Read story.
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Get Your Kids Hiking: How to Start Them Young and Keep it Fun! speaks to the practical ways to inspire children to explore nature. Read story.
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
An all day 14-mile hike to 7,500 feet about sea level. Read story.
Tuesday, September 3, 2013
For those who want a challenging and different half-day workout, try my Rattlesnake-Tunnel bike/hike design. Read story.
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
On the Vincent Tumamait Trail. Read story.
Tuesday, August 6, 2013
When summer strikes and scorches the Santa Barbara backcountry, then it’s time to head for the much higher Sierra Nevada range bisecting California. Read story.
Friday, July 26, 2013
A four-day box-canyon backpack to Indian Creek Camp. Read story.
Sunday, June 9, 2013
A rigorous dayhike skirting the boundary of the Dick Smith Wilderness. Read story.
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Over the course 40 years of tramping around our nearby wilderness areas, I’ve encountered a number of refugees from “civilization.” Read story.