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First Edition Errata

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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.

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Dates and Appearances

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
Register Here
Wed September 19 2012 REI Northridge 18605 Devonshire St 7pm
Wed August 8 2012 REI Santa Barbara 321 Anacapa Street 7pm
Register Here
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

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Barnes & Noble Ventura; Image courtesy Miko

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REI Santa Barbara; Image courtesy schmeebot/Jaeson

Craig at REI Northridge, September 19, 2012
REI Northridge; Image courtesy The Los Padres Expat

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Top Shelf

Making the Big Time

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MJ Represents! Image courtesy the Captain.

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Den Leaders Unite! Image courtesy Catarina, Create in Art

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Beard Bundle

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Bundle_2015This isn’t some smooth-chinned “Black Friday” … it’s Beard Friday, and we’ve got your deep discount right here!

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 herehere, and here, respectively.




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