Month: November 2014
Release the Hounds! Five years ago this past September, the RSO and I grabbed the uber-hund and headed out into the Los Padres to document just about every route in the Ojai, Santa Barbara, and Mt. Pinos districts. We made a lot of new friends and gained some new hiking pals along the way, and after…
Earlier this year, backcountry cartography stalwart Tom Harrison released his revised Sespe Wilderness Trail Map, updated for 2014. For those who tread the Sespe Wilderness and its immediate environs with any frequency, the Harrison map is the only area map worth having in your kit.
Late in coming, I know, but following is the short account of a service project I led for the Los Padres Forest Association this past National Public Lands Day (weekend) on September 28th. The official USFS press release read thusly: A work crew 72 volunteers deep descended on Wheeler Gorge Visitor Center, the lower Ortega…