dispatches & explored: April 2012

Sneaking Past Humbaba: The Cedars of the Southern Los Padres

Indulge me now some idle dendrological musing.

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Dungeons of Maptitude Review No. 2: Conant’s 2008 Matilija & Dick Smith Wilderness

A Map from a Man in the Arena I first spotted the Conant map for the Matilija & Dick Smith Wilderness areas at Real Cheap Sports in Ventura. I’m pretty sure my initial response was “what the hell?” I’d heard … Continue reading

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Old School Signage: Toad Springs, 1926

This must have been against the Quatal Road fence.

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Dungeons of Maptitude Review No. 1: Harrison’s 2012 Sespe Wilderness

For those who tread the Sespe Wilderness and its immediate environs with any frequency, the Harrison map is (or should be) your go-to “old reliable.”

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