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Refugio Fire 1955 - Santa Barbara,Ojai (1 Resource Available)
The small building in which the fire began was small, housing a generator which provided power for the ranch. Inside were other assorted supplies and an open-topped gasoline tank from which fumes were…
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10 Essentials (1 Resource Available)
If you are like me, you're thinking that something bad won't ever happen to you but sometimes it does and often not at an opportune time. If something does go wrong, the better prepared you are the more…
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Coyote Fire 1964 - Santa Barbara (1 Resource Available)
There’s something malevolent about wildfires. They aren’t acts of God. They’re nature striking back at mere men presuming to claim possession of the mountains.
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Wellman Fire 1966 - Santa Barbara (1 Resource Available)
While most Santa Barbarans have been preoccupied with the fire on the hills immediately behind them, they also recognized that what happens to the backcountry is also critically important to them, since…
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Romero Fire 1971 - Santa Barbara,Carpinteria (1 Resource Available)
Campers spot a fire burning along Happy Canyon Road on July 7, 1977 near Figueroa Mountain Road. Before it is contained 1,825 acres are burned. It is kept out of the San Rafael Wilderness only by the efforts…
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Sycamore Canyon Fire 1977 - Santa Barbara (1 Resource Available)
Both of fuelbreak construction and brush conversion are accelerated in the early 1970s, especially after the extremely disastrous 1970 fire season. During a 13-day period from September 22 to October 4,…
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Eagle Canyon Fire 1979 - Santa Barbara (1 Resource Available)
The wind gusts, whipping one way, then another, concentrating the flames like the blast from a blacksmith’s bellows, forcing them up one draw, then another, creating not one wall of advancing flame but…
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Wheeler Fire 1985 - Ojai (1 Resource Available)
Inside the command center are walled-sized maps of California and dispatchers at communications modules, speaking in soft tones as they deal with allocating field resources and the hundreds of emergency…
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Paint Fire 1990 - Santa Barbara (1 Resource Available)
On June 27, the thermometer had broken the 100 degree mark for the third day in a row. It is intensely hot, sweltering even in the shade. There is no cooling breeze, no air movement to soften the day—at…
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Dogs Lovers Trail Etiquette (1 Resource Available)
Regardless of where you take your dog and whether the rules call for dogs to be on leash or not, it is your reponsibility to ensure your dog is under control, that it is not being harmful to either the…
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Equestrian Trail Etiquette & Guidelines (1 Resource Available)
Though you won't see equestrians on the trails too often it is still important important how to deal with an encounter with someone on horseback, should it occur. There aren't a lot of horse riders or…
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Hiking Etiquette & Guidelines (1 Resource Available)
Those who use our local trails come in all types — ranging from hikers to power walkers, trail runners, photographers, uphill and downhill bikers, naturalists — and in all ages, genders, and walks of…
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What To Do In an Emergency (1 Resource Available)
Should you get into trouble don’t hesitate to seek out their help. You cannot contact the Team directly; it operates under the auspices of the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s offfice. Call 911 and them…
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Leave No Trace (1 Resource Available)
Pack it in, pack it out. Inspect your campsite and rest areas for trash or spilled foods. Pack out all trash, leftover food and litter.
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Mountian Biking Etiquette & Guidelines (1 Resource Available)
Do your part to preserve and enhance our sport's access and image by observing the following rules of the trail. IMBA's mission is to promote mountain bicycling that is environmentally sound and socially…
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National Parks (6 Documents Available)
Images from the Southwestern Parks featuring parks like Death Valley, Bryce Canyon, Zion, Capitol Reef, Canyonlands, Arches and more.
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Guide To Heading Off Trail (1 Resource Available)
While Santa Barbara has some of the best canyon hiking and mountain trails in Southern California, the lure of the off-trail spots — whether a scramble up the creek to Seven Falls, the challenge of making…
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Santa Barbara - Santa Barbara (113 Documents Available)
Collection features day hikes, bike ridges, beach walks, landscape photography from the Santa Barbara County area.
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Hiking Tips from Search And Rescue (1 Resource Available)
During most every training and on many calls, team members encounter hikers ill-prepared for a wilderness emergency. The beautiful, moderate climate of Santa Barbara does not seem dangerous, but a hiker…
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Refugio Fire 1955 - Santa Barbara,Ojai (1 Resource Available)
The small building in which the fire began was small, housing a generator which provided power for the ranch. Inside were other assorted supplies and an open-topped gasoline tank from which fumes were…
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Coyote Fire 1964 - Santa Barbara (1 Resource Available)
There’s something malevolent about wildfires. They aren’t acts of God. They’re nature striking back at mere men presuming to claim possession of the mountains.
2
Wellman Fire 1966 - Santa Barbara (1 Resource Available)
While most Santa Barbarans have been preoccupied with the fire on the hills immediately behind them, they also recognized that what happens to the backcountry is also critically important to them, since…
4
Romero Fire 1971 - Santa Barbara,Carpinteria (1 Resource Available)
Campers spot a fire burning along Happy Canyon Road on July 7, 1977 near Figueroa Mountain Road. Before it is contained 1,825 acres are burned. It is kept out of the San Rafael Wilderness only by the efforts…
5
Sycamore Canyon Fire 1977 - Santa Barbara (1 Resource Available)
Both of fuelbreak construction and brush conversion are accelerated in the early 1970s, especially after the extremely disastrous 1970 fire season. During a 13-day period from September 22 to October 4,…
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Eagle Canyon Fire 1979 - Santa Barbara (1 Resource Available)
The wind gusts, whipping one way, then another, concentrating the flames like the blast from a blacksmith’s bellows, forcing them up one draw, then another, creating not one wall of advancing flame but…
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Wheeler Fire 1985 - Ojai (1 Resource Available)
Inside the command center are walled-sized maps of California and dispatchers at communications modules, speaking in soft tones as they deal with allocating field resources and the hundreds of emergency…
8
Paint Fire 1990 - Santa Barbara (1 Resource Available)
On June 27, the thermometer had broken the 100 degree mark for the third day in a row. It is intensely hot, sweltering even in the shade. There is no cooling breeze, no air movement to soften the day—at…
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Last Updated: Monday, July 27, 2015