Hiking the Backcountry
The “playground” nature of the piedras blancas have lured many day hikers and backpackers. Read story.
Monday, November 17, 2014
Ashes and burn marks discovered Sunday morning. Read story.
Monday, October 20, 2014
While our three-year drought punishes Santa Barbara, the animals are getting the worst of it and behaving erratically as a result. Read story.
Monday, October 13, 2014
A walk along the Manzana in search of a spring and mental rest. Read story.
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
In the midst of Munich's green belts, Dan McCaslin is reminded of the plentitude of his beloved Santa Barbara backcountry. Read story.
Monday, August 4, 2014
Our Hiking the Backcountry columnist heads toward Ojai. Read story.
Thursday, June 12, 2014
Federal wilderness areas yield space for reflection and solitude. Read story.
Monday, June 9, 2014
The availability of water dictates the route. Read story.
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
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.