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Montecito Peak, Los Padres NF (Santa Barbara)

Postby Snow Nymph » Tue Apr 28, 2009 11:12 pm


Saturday, 25 April 2009 (day 1 of 2)
Montecito Peak, Los Padres NF in Santa Barbara

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Snow Nymph and SnowDude
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Lots of cool flowers I haven't seen in the Sierra or desert
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Snow Nymph and SnowDude on Montecito Peak
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Re: Montecito Peak, Los Padres NF (Santa Barbara)

Postby Snow Nymph » Thu Apr 30, 2009 8:57 pm

Sunday, 26 April 2009 (day 2 of 2)
Goleta Beach wildlife, Ostriches, Emus and Wine Tasting at the Hitching Post

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Wildlife at Goleta Beach
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And wildflowers
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Emus
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Ostriches
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Wine tasting at the Hitching Post . . . "Sideways" was filmed here
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Frank Ostini, owner
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Great dinner, we'll be back!
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Re: Montecito Peak, Los Padres NF (Santa Barbara)

Postby hikerduane » Fri May 01, 2009 9:50 pm

Thank you Cori, as always, I love the flowers.
Piece of cake.
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Re: Montecito Peak, Los Padres NF (Santa Barbara)

Postby BSquared » Tue May 05, 2009 6:29 pm

hikerduane wrote:Thank you Cori, as always, I love the flowers.

Me, too. The only ones I recognized right off were the blue-eyed grass (the fifth flower in the first sequence, or so I think) and of the course the nasturtium (first one). Do you know what the others were?
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Re: Montecito Peak, Los Padres NF (Santa Barbara)

Postby Skibum » Wed May 06, 2009 12:34 pm

Cool Cori! I've been spending alot of time in SB myself lately. Surfing. I love SB.
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Re: Montecito Peak, Los Padres NF (Santa Barbara)

Postby Snow Nymph » Wed May 06, 2009 10:16 pm

Thanks, Duane, B2 & Skibum!

The flowers have names now, thanks to Greg, cdandherm, and B-Squared!

There's a big wildfire in SB now, close to where we hiked. :(
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Re: Montecito Peak, Los Padres NF (Santa Barbara)

Postby BrianF » Fri May 08, 2009 9:39 pm

The fire was moving into the upper part of Cold spring canyon this afternoon, if it continues to move like it has the last few days by tomorrow it will have burned Montecito Peak, Not as windy tonight so it will slow down, but that area hasn't burned in over forty years so there is a lot of dry fuel. It is chapparal so it is designed to burn and come back, and the transition years as it comes back are interesting to watch.
I just hope the fire will spare the houses and lives. The firefighters here working this fire are taking huge risks protecting the houses - truly heroic men and women
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Re: Montecito Peak, Los Padres NF (Santa Barbara)

Postby BSquared » Sat May 09, 2009 6:07 am

BrianF wrote:... It is chapparal so it is designed to burn and come back...
Let's make that, "so it has evolved to burn and come back..." :D
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Re: Montecito Peak, Los Padres NF (Santa Barbara)

Postby BrianF » Sat May 09, 2009 9:19 am

You are absolutely right, poor choice of words on my part.
The weather has turned cooler and less windy which is a huge help to the firefighters. If they can keep the fire away from the homes, it would be good for the brush to burn to remove the unnatural fuel build-up.
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Re: Montecito Peak, Los Padres NF (Santa Barbara)

Postby oldranger » Mon May 11, 2009 3:02 pm

Cori
Bringing back days old, my 11 years at UCSB. Have two grandkids living there so the fire is a real issue. My ex's daughter and son and law were evacuated for a day or 2 and the grand kids school was closed on friday because of the fire. All are safe and really quite far from the fire barring a super Santa Ana wind event.

I gotta tell you though the rack of lamb really got to me!

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Re: Montecito Peak, Los Padres NF (Santa Barbara)

Postby Snow Nymph » Thu May 14, 2009 1:42 am

Thanks for the update, Brian! SnowDude got out of there Thurs last week. He said it was incredible, how fast the fire was moving. He got some pix, but the newly repaired camera is having issues and not focusing.

OR, Glad your grandkids are out of danger. I've been wanting lamb lately!
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Re: Montecito Peak, Los Padres NF (Santa Barbara)

Postby BrianF » Tue May 26, 2009 4:01 pm

I was just up there on Monday, the East Fork of Cold Spring was not burned and Montecito Peak is fine. The West Fork was burned as were all trails to the west. Jesusita, Tunnel and Rattlesnake Canyon trails were all burned and are closed for now.
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