Tag: hiking and backpacking santa barbara and ventura

  • The Places in Between

    The Places in Between

    *tap tap tap* … is this thing on? I feel like I should say “it’s good to be back” … but in all fairness I haven’t been away. I’ve been afield. Frequently, and in all those little places in between the places on the maps. If you know me and my wanderings outside of this…

  • Hiking and Backpacking Santa Barbara and Ventura Errata

    Hiking and Backpacking Santa Barbara and Ventura Errata

    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…

  • Revised First Edition

    Revised First Edition

    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…

  • Sheep Reunion

    Sheep Reunion

    While the crybabies in Washington pouted, we went a’walkin A few months back my fellow wanderer of the backwood Bo — whom I met in Boy Scouts — and I hit upon the idea of organizing a reunion backpacking trip for all the old hats from our days as rowdy young Scouts. Naturally, we (I?)…

  • Chumash Annual VIII

    Chumash Annual VIII

    A Family Affair I’ve made no secret of my love for what is now the Chumash Wilderness, and many a post on this site has sung the praises of that stretch of the Los Padres. It was the stretch where I cut my own teeth, where the uber-hund and I perfected her trail manners, and…

  • The Ebook Has Landed

    The Ebook Has Landed

    At long last, the ebook editions of Hiking and Backpacking Santa Barbara and Ventura have arrived. Kindle and Nook editions are out now at deep discounts! I’m especially pleased the interior photos are full-color.