RESCUE PERSONNEL COMBINE TO CARRY OUT INJURED HIKER

Montecito, CA–Rescue personnel form the Montecito Fire Department and Santa Barbara County Search and Rescue responded together this afternoon to help a woman who was injured while hiking. Around noon on Monday, March 14, 2011, emergency crews were alerted to a report of an injured female in her 50’s who suffered an ankle injury after slipping off a rock on the Cold Springs West Fork...
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Kevin Gallagher Films 2,175 Mile, 6-Month Journey Along The Appalachian Trail (VIDEO)

Kevin Gallagher, a Richmond, Virginia-based filmmaker, took footage from his six-month trek along the 2,175-mile Appalachian Trail and condensed and reinterpreted it into one five minute video. (The unofficial record for completing the Trail was set in 2005 by runner Andrew Thompson.) That same year, Gallagher hiked the Trail and stopped every 24 hours to get pictures of the route. By the end...
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GET TO KNOW YOUR FOREST

May 1st 2011 – 11:00am – 3:00pm Join the Los Padres Forest Association for an afternoon of fun getting to know your Forest.  Check out the interactive booths that will demonstrate many forest activities.  There will be booths that will introduce you to the plants, animals, reptiles, and insects that live in our forest.  Also there will be people there that YOU want to meet, including...
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Condor Trail, Environmental Awards & Trails Meeting

Trails Council Presents Environmental Award; Annual Meeting Features Presentation on Condor Trail. The Santa Barbara Trails Council’s annual meeting on this Wednesday night, March 9, will feature an in-depth presentation by on the Condor Trail by Bryan Conant, who is leading up the effort to get the 300-mile-long through route through the heart of Los Padres Forest established. Bryan will be...
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Hikers rescued on Cold Springs Trail

Santa Barbara- Members of the Santa Barbara County Search and Rescue Team were paged out Sunday night to help locate and rescue two hikers from the frigid weather after the pair got lost in Cold Springs Canyon above Montecito. The man and woman, who are in their 20’s and live in the Santa Barbara area, had started hiking with two other friends around 4:30 pm Sunday afternoon, February...
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If you plan on checking out the snow this weekend, you had better have an adventure pass.

If you are planning on visiting some of the snow this weekend, don’t forget safety first. Andrew Madsen with the Los Padres National Forest spoke with the Information Station and says to make sure to wear warm clothing, be sure your car is in good running condition and bring chains becaue you might need them. Also, anyone heading up to Figueroa Mountain or Mt. Pinos to check out the snow...
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