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David Stillman
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This is my mountain blog, a chronical of my life and times, events and activities, experiences and perspectives. Most everything here will be related to the outdoors as that is where I prefer to be. This will also be a venue for my photography, such as it is. My general stomping grounds are the trails of the Southern Los Padres National Forest, and most of this content will pertain to that region. I welcome your comments. Enjoy! Oh, and please respect our wild places.
This is my mountain blog, a chronical of my life and times, events and activities, experiences and perspectives. Most everything here will be related to the outdoors as that is where I prefer to be. This will also be a venue for my photography, such as it is. My general stomping grounds are the trails of the Southern Los Padres National Forest, and most of this content will pertain to that region. I welcome your comments. Enjoy! Oh, and please respect our wild places.

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On Sabbatical
Please pardon my absence. Everything is fine, and for those who've expressed concern, while I appreciate the sentiment I can assure you that there's nothing to worry about. I've recently decided to take a break and devote some time to other interests, namel...

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Cuyama Hills
It's spring on the Central Coast and the brief colors of this too-short season are on full display. In the foothills above New Cuyama the sun was up, the day hot, the bees and butterflies and lizards out doing their thing. As for me, I worked a rambling cir...

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Cuyama Hills
It's spring on the Central Coast and the brief colors of this too-short season are on full display. In the foothills above New Cuyama the sun was up, the day hot, the bees and butterflies and lizards out doing their thing. As for me, I worked a rambling cir...

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Agua Blanca Backcountry
Here are some photos from an extraordinary day of off trail rambling. The area in question could be described as the wind blasted high country between Whiteacre Peak and the Agua Blanca drainage. I, and two mates, set out from Goodenough at sunrise, poundin...

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Rattlesnake Falls
Rattlesnake Falls. Here's a nice little overnight getaway, a trip into the Sisquoc to a remote waterfall called Rattlesnake. Spring is short and the greenery goes fast. In trying to make the most of it I was joined by Nick Bobroff and Jack Elliot. We took o...

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Just Back: The Pacific Northwest
Mt Baker from Skagit Valley, WA. I've been away for a week. This was originally intended to be a snowboarding trip but this winter's ridiculously resilient north pacific jet stream has largely bypassed the west coast, leaving places like Mammoth, Tahoe, Mt ...

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Mockingbird Cave
There is painted beauty hidden deep in the heart of Riverside County. I had to go see this for myself because I don't normally associate Riverside with the word "beauty". This site is located in a spring fed gulch amid a moat of fancy horse properties. Scru...

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Exploring Lower Piru Creek
Sure feels like it's spring in mid-February, don't it? I guess that three storms is the only meaningful precipitation we're likely to get this "winter" so better make the most of it.  The Piru watershed seems to be the place where one can take every uncomfo...

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Off Trail in the Cuyama Badlands
This isn't really a post about a trip report. It's more an explanation of what I've been up to. The photo above was taken on the way to somewhere in the Cuyama badlands, a day which offered a beautiful, rain spattered hike into the colorful ridges and gulli...

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Redrock Creek, Sespe Wilderness
Back in the saddle and up to my usual tricks, this time with an exploration of an uncomfortable and arduous drainage. Wait. Haven't I written all this before? Yes, however, while the details of this story may seem a repetition of previous outings, the local...
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