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My new backyard in Santa Barbara

Postby Snow Nymph » Wed May 19, 2010 10:23 am

Wednesday, 12 May 2010
Inspiration Point and Seven Falls Hike

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Seven Falls lower pool
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Upper falls
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3 more pools above
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looking down from upper pool
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then there are the flowers
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Re: My new backyard in Santa Barbara

Postby hikerduane » Wed May 19, 2010 7:14 pm

Gorgeous, thank you Cori.
Piece of cake.
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Re: My new backyard in Santa Barbara

Postby BSquared » Sat May 22, 2010 6:16 am

Wow, beautiful, Snowie! Can you name some of the flowers? My memory of California flower is fading fast, and my Munz isn't handy ;)
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Re: My new backyard in Santa Barbara

Postby Snow Nymph » Mon May 24, 2010 11:17 am

thanks! B2, the flowers are named on the website (more flowers there too). The ones I posted here are Fire Poppy (bottom orange), Phacelia grandiflora (purple), and not sure what the top orange succulent is. Lots of flowers out here in Santa Barbara!
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Re: My new backyard in Santa Barbara

Postby BrianF » Mon May 24, 2010 7:46 pm

Welcome to Santa Barbara Snowy, You'll find some great year-round hiking here and good backpacking too. Have you been in the backcountry yet? Check out the Manzana River area in the San Rafael Wilderness. Huuricane Deck, Mission Pine basin, I could go on and on...
The direction you are moving in is what matters, not the place you happen to be -Colin Fletcher
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Re: My new backyard in Santa Barbara

Postby Cross Country » Tue May 25, 2010 11:15 pm

I love pictures. Pretty flowers! Does that creek dry up and if so when?
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Re: My new backyard in Santa Barbara

Postby BrianF » Wed May 26, 2010 12:15 pm

That creek typically runs year round through there but gets down to trickle. This year was a good rain so it should be good for the summer
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Re: My new backyard in Santa Barbara

Postby Snow Nymph » Wed Jun 02, 2010 7:32 pm

B2, that first succulent flower is called "Live-Forever". :-)

Brian, haven't been to the backcountry yet, but exploring the frontcountry. I found a group (or they found me) that goes out Wed after work, so I'll be joining them soon. I added more SB hikes to the webpage.
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Re: My new backyard in Santa Barbara

Postby BSquared » Thu Jun 03, 2010 6:19 am

Snow Nymph wrote:B2, that first succulent flower is called "Live-Forever". :-)


Sedum laxum, mebbe? It's funny: I kid myself that the reason I have such a hard time with the mid-Atlantic and New England flora is that I learned all my plants when I lived in California, but when push comes to shove I don't remember much about the California flora, either! :p
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Re: My new backyard in Santa Barbara

Postby TehipiteTom » Thu Jun 03, 2010 2:47 pm

BSquared wrote:
Snow Nymph wrote:B2, that first succulent flower is called "Live-Forever". :-)


Sedum laxum, mebbe? It's funny: I kid myself that the reason I have such a hard time with the mid-Atlantic and New England flora is that I learned all my plants when I lived in California, but when push comes to shove I don't remember much about the California flora, either! :p

I think it's a Dudleya species, but it's hard to say which one without a good view of the basal leaves.
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Re: My new backyard in Santa Barbara

Postby BSquared » Fri Jun 04, 2010 4:55 am

TehipiteTom wrote:I think it's a Dudleya species, but it's hard to say which one without a good view of the basal leaves.

Bet you're right! Looks like lots of Dudleyas are called "live forever."
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Re: My new backyard in Santa Barbara

Postby Snow Nymph » Thu Jun 10, 2010 10:17 am

Tuesday, 8 June 2010
Knapp's Castle from Paradise Road to El Camino Cielo, Los Padres National Forest

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Knapp's Castle was built in 1916, but was consumed by the 1940 Paradise Canyon Fire
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I saw lots of new flowers (to me)
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