To accompany the release of the revised first edition of Hiking and Backpacking Santa Barbara and Ventura, I’m happy to also offer a downloadable pdf of the revision’s changes as well as additional errata/updates that may be of interest to anybody who uses the guide.
You can download the errata here.
As always, I invite any other “catches” you might have, and will offer updates every so often.
I’ll be promoting, discussing, and generally cracking wise about Hiking and Backpacking Santa Barbara and Ventura at numerous locations over the next few months. Join us!
New dates will be added as they are scheduled!
|Mar 2017 (TBD)||“Top Treks” @ Sierra Club Los Padres Chapter Wilderness Basics Course (w/Bryan Conant)||Church of the Foothills, Ventura||7:30pm–8:30pm|
|Tue Nov 22 2016||E.P. Foster Library||651 E. Main, Ventura||6:00pm|
|Fri Nov 4 2016||Barnes & Noble Ventura||4820 Telephone Road||Foothill Technology High School Book Fair 6pm–8pm
|Tue Sep 20 2016||LPFA Trail Talk No. 3: Lookouts of the Southern Los Padres||Balboa Building, Santa Barbara||6:30–9:00pm|
|Fri Jun 10 2016||Scouting the Los Padres at E.P. Foster Library||651 E. Main, Ventura||7:00pm – 9:00pm|
|Sat Apr 16 2016||Wheeler Gorge Visitor Center Open House||Wheeler Gorge Visitor Center, Ojai||10:00am–1:00pm|
|Wed Oct 28 2015||Los Padres Forest Series at E.P. Foster Library||651 E. Main, Ventura||6:00pm|
|Sun Oct 18 2015||“Tales and Trails Part II” Town Talk @ Ojai Valley Museum (w/John Boggs)||130 W Ojai Ave, Ojai||4:30pm–6pm|
|Thu June 4 2015||Into the Wild: Los Padres Adventures||The Oaks Spa, Ojai||6:00pm|
|Sat May 2 2015||Barnes & Noble Ventura||4820 Telephone Road||Foothill Technology High School Book Fair 3pm–5pm
|Sat Apr 25 2015||Barnes & Noble Ventura||4820 Telephone Road||Mound School Book Fair 3pm–5pm
|Sat Apr 11 2015||Wheeler Gorge Visitor Center Open House||Wheeler Gorge Visitor Center, Ojai||10:00am–Noon|
|Wed Mar 25 2015||“Top Treks” @ Sierra Club Los Padres Chapter Wilderness Basics Course (w/Bryan Conant)||Church of the Foothills, Ventura||7:30pm–8:30pm|
|Sun Mar 22 2015||“Tales and Trails” Town Talk @ Ojai Valley Museum (w/John Boggs)||130 W Ojai Ave, Ojai||4:30pm–6pm|
|Sat Jan 10 2015||“High Points and High Peaks of the Southern Los Padres” @ HPS Annual Awards Banquet, Taix Restaurant (w/Bryan Conant)||1911 W. Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles||5pm–8pm|
|Tue Feb 25 2014||“Top Treks” @ Sierra Club Los Padres Chapter Wilderness Basics Course (w/Bryan Conant)||Church of the Foothills, Ventura||8:30pm–9:30pm|
|Sat Dec 7 2013||Wildling Museum Holiday Open House||1511-B Mission Drive, Solvang||Noon–5pm|
|Tue Oct 15 2013||Writer’s Series at E.P. Foster Library||651 E. Main, Ventura||6:00pm|
|Sun Aug 11 2013||Granada Books Santa Barbara||1224 State Street||2pm–4pm
|Fri July 12 2013||Adventure 16 West Los Angeles||11161 W Pico Blvd||7pm–9pm
|Wed July 10 2013||REI Santa Barbara||321 Anacapa Street||6pm–8pm
“Tales from the Wilderness” Panel; more info here
|Tue July 9 2013||REI Oxnard||2700 Seaglass Way||6:30pm|
|Sat June 15 2012||Costco Oxnard||2001 East Ventura Blvd||11am–1pm|
|Wed May 15 2013||E.P. Foster Library||651 E. Main, Ventura||7pm|
|Sat May 4 2013||Wheeler Gorge Visitor Center||17017 Maricopa Highway, Ojai||10am–2pm|
|Sun March 24 2013||Barnes & Noble Ventura||4820 Telephone Road||Mound School Book Fair 1pm–4pm
|Wed March 20 2013||Montecito Public Library||1469 East Valley Road||5pm–6:30pm
|Tue March 19 2013||Chaucer’s Bookstore||3321 State Street||7pm
|Sat March 2 2013||Barnes & Noble Ventura||4820 Telephone Road||Balboa MS Book Fair, 10am–2pm
|Sat October 27 2012||Barnes & Noble Thousand Oaks||160 S Westlake Blvd||1pm–3pm|
|Sat September 29 2012||Best of VC Marketplace||108 N 10th St, Santa Paula||11a–1p|
|Thu September 27 2012||REI Santa Monica||402 Santa Monica Blvd||7pm
|Wed September 19 2012||REI Northridge||18605 Devonshire St||7pm|
|Wed August 8 2012||REI Santa Barbara||321 Anacapa Street||7pm
|Sat August 4 2012||Costco Northridge||8810 Tampa Avenue||10am–12pm|
|Sat July 21 2012||Costco Oxnard||2001 East Ventura Blvd||2pm–4pm|
|Sat July 14 2012||Costco Simi Valley||2660 Park Center Drive||2pm–4pm|
|Thu July 12 2012||ForestWatch Members’ Gathering||Carrillo Adobe||5pm–6:30pm|
|Sat July 7 2012||Barnes & Noble Ventura||4820 Telephone Road||2pm–4pm|
|Mon July 2 2012||KVTA Morning Show||Radio Appearance, KVTA 1520||8am|
|Mon June 18 2012||“Literary Gumbo” w/Fred Klein||Streaming Video Appearance||—|
|Sat April 7 2012||Wild About Ojai: Kennedy Ridge||Ojai Valley Land Conservancy||10am–1pm|
REI Northridge; Image courtesy The Los Padres Expat
Den Leaders Unite! Image courtesy Catarina, Create in Art
And Beard Friday — like any good beard — is much longer than your regular “here today, gone on Saturday”-type Friday. Oh yes indeed. So from now into perpetuity, the Dungeons of Maptitude offer … the Beard Bundle!
The Bundle is everything you or that wanderer of the wood on your gift list needs to navigate the southern Los Padres:
Hiking and Backpacking Santa Barbara and Ventura Revised First Edition (2014; MSRP US$18.95)
Bryan Conant’s San Rafael Wilderness Map (2015; MSRP US$10.95)
Bryan Conant’s Matilija and Dick Smith Wilderness Map (2013; MSRP US$10.95)
Tom Harrison’s Sespe Wilderness Map (2014; MSRP US$9.95)
All for $35 and free shipping — that’s more than $50 worth of Los Padres goodness and free shipping for a crazy price even a penny-pinching Caledonian can get behind!
Be sure to download the most recent Hiking and Backpacking Santa Barbara and Ventura errata and addenda here, and you can read my reviews of Conant’s 2015 San Raf map, Harrison’s 2014 Sespe map, and Conant’s 2013 Matilija/Dick Smith map here, here, and here, respectively.
Join us for the trail guide’s inaugural book signing, Saturday, July 7 at 2pm at the Ventura Barnes & Noble. I’ll be signing copies of the guide and chatting about the great destinations our local backcountry has to offer. Check … Continue reading
On Monday, June 18, I’ll be sitting down with “Literary Gumbo” host Fred Klein for a chat. “Literary Gumbo” is a great Santa Barbara-area program discussing new books and their impact on the area. You can view some of Fred’s … Continue reading
As part of the Wild About Ojai adventure series, Ojai Valley Land Conservancy Preserve Manager Rick Bisaccia and I will be leading a hike up the fairly short but somewhat steep Kennedy Ridge Trail on Saturday, April 7. This route … Continue reading