Outdoor Tips Courtesy of Search and Rescue

As Spring and Summer months approach, Santa Barbara County Search & Rescue along with the Santa Barbara Sheriff's Office would like to remind all those venturing into the outdoors to keep in mind the following simple suggestions to help make outdoor backcountry activities safe and enjoyable. 1) Know where you are going. Know the name of the trail you will be hiking. To help orientate...
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Don’t Mind the Mess; It’s Temporary

Just to let you know we are doing some heavy experimentation with the website to put together a fun and dynamic look and feel. You can probably tell we have a long ways to go. Hopefully in the next week we'll find something both of us will like!
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Volunteers Wanted for Fun-Filled Trail Work Day

GOLETA, CA. Do you enjoy hiking the splendid front country trails of Santa Barbara? Would you like to learn the secrets to what makes a hiking trail sustainable? Are you interested in helping in repairing a popular trail damaged by this year’s record rainfall? And would you be willing to volunteer a few hours of your time working to improve local hiking experiences while meeting new people...
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California Coastal Trail Revamp Unveiled

Tuesday, April 26, 2011 By Julie Epstein Santa Barbara Independent To commemorate completion of the newly revamped section of the California Coastal Trail situated along the scenic West Campus Bluffs, the UCSB Associated Students Coastal Fund held an opening ceremony to showcase the changes. The unveiling celebrated completion of seven years of planning and financial contributions from ...
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Tangerine Falls Rescue

Tangerine Falls. A total of fifteen Rescue personnel from Montecito Fire Department and Santa Barbara County Search and Rescue combined forces to reach and rescue an injured woman on the West Fork of the Cold Springs Trail above Montecito. The 50-year old woman from Newberry Park was hiking up the trail near the intersection to Tangerine Falls when she slipped and rolled over her ankle,...
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Figueroa Mountain: Where the poppies are

When it comes to spring wildflower peeping in Southern California, there are generally two hot spots: deserts and mountains. Because of the wacky winter weather this year, the Antelope Valley poppy bloom is less than stellar, but the blossoming is on in a big way at Figueroa Mountain (above), in the Los Padres National Forest. Read the rest of the story...
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