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Death Valley Mystery Solved

Santa Barbara team discovers wind and ice behind the Racetrack’s “sailing stones.” Read story.

Counting Kelp

The location of giant kelp forests on hundreds of thousands of Landsat photographs need to be evaluated — by ... Read story.

Kayaking the LA River

There’s all of nature waiting for adventurous people willing to paddle down the Los Angeles River. Read story.

Montecito Trails Foundation Holds Annual BBQ

BBQ open to all trail users: hikers, runners, mtn bikers and equestrians Read story.

UCSB Researchers Organize Giant Sea Bass Count

Over-fished species now on the rebound, but how many live in Southern California waters? Read story.

Letter from Munich

In the midst of Munich's green belts, Dan McCaslin is reminded of the plentitude of his beloved Santa Barbara ... Read story.

Backpacking: Red Reef Trail to Topatopa Bluff

Our Hiking the Backcountry columnist heads toward Ojai. Read story.

Wilderness: The Cure for What Ails Us

Federal wilderness areas yield space for reflection and solitude. Read story.

Hiking Manzana in the Spring

The availability of water dictates the route. Read story.

Manzana Day Hike to 'Ray’s Camp'

A Los Padres forest camp spot is newly named for Ray Ford. Read story.

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