Preparedness & Resource Availability For Tonight’s Storm

NEWS RELEASE — FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SANTA BARBARA, Ca. December 21, 2010 – As part of storm preparedness, the Santa Barbara County Fire Department (SBC FD) the Office of Emergency Services (OES), the National Weather Service (NWS), and other county and city officials, held a conference call today to discuss the potential of a significant rain event for tonight and tomorrow across...
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Coldspring Canyon is Raging

Ray Ford was in Coldspring Canyon today and took some amazing photos and video, here is what he had to say about the situation, “About 3pm, today, Coldspring Canyon at the turnoff to the West Fork Trail by the bench. Water is flowing 2-3′ deep down the canyon and though you can walk up the trail extreme caution is urged. Going in the water is a death sentence. Creek is impossible to...
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Agreement Protects 1 Million Acres of Roadless Areas in SoCal Forests

Home to California Condors, Arroyo Toads, Other Imperiled Species San Francisco — Four national forests in Southern California — including the Los Padres National Forest — will benefit from an agreement announced today between conservationists, the state of California, off-road vehicle users and the U.S. Forest Service to protect more than 1 million acres of roadless areas from...
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Playing Catch-up and trying to win shoes!

This time of year is crazy; work picks up, school is winding down for the winter break and the chaos of the holidays is in full swing.  Unfortunately, that also means that this blog gets neglected. So… in an effort to catch-up I’ll give some short blurbs and links to some interesting stories that have caught my attention in the last week. But first a little personal interjection. ...
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Baron Ranch Calling All Hikers

“Everything you see here was part of one big rock,” explained trail wizard Ray Ford last Saturday, pointing to a scatter of broken-up sandstone. He and volunteers Kalon Kelley and Rich Scholl were working with a hand-cranked winch and titanium rod to slide a boulder to the side of the new trail on Baron Ranch, where views of the three big Channel Islands were crystal clear, interrupted only...
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Watch And Learn Everything That Goes Into Launching A Space Shuttle In Beautiful Slow Motion

This post doesn’t have anything to do with trails or Santa Barbara but I thought it was so interesting that I would share it.  If you are into the space shuttle and beautiful slow-motion photography you will love this LONG (sorry) video. Watch this compilation video of three NASA Space Shuttle launches, you’re looking (and learning) from NASA’s own point-of-view. It’s...
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