Hiking the Backcountry
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.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Two day hikes with an evening interlude. Read story.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
A 3-day easy backpack into the San Rafael Wilderness Read story.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
A moderate 14-mile roundtrip, plus an additional day hike, but beware the hot dry months! Read story.
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Where can we find some explanation for that incurable longing to get outside and beyond the lovely city where most of us live and flourish with our families? Read story.
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Less than an hour's drive from Montecito, cycle and walk all morning in wild beauty. Read story.
Sunday, December 2, 2012
I recommend solitary ventures in the wild if you are fit, experienced, cautious, and eager for new inner and outer discoveries. Read story.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Six days and five nights of strenuous backpacking, no layover days, river-walking the Sisquoc amid riparian splendor. Read story.
Monday, October 22, 2012
A review of Craig Carey's Hiking & Backpacking Santa Barbara & Ventura. Read story.
Sunday, September 30, 2012
A three-hour loop hike starting and ending at Gaviota State Park, and very conducive to mindfulness. Read story.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Why do so many consider Munich especially nature-friendly? The celebrated, 910-acre Englischer Garten leads the list in a spectacular way. But that's not all. Read story.
Monday, August 13, 2012
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.