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Hike to the Cave of Muntis, and others

Backbone Trail back in business after fire
King Gillette Ranch has a storied history

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Mothers of the Santa Monica Mountains
LA-area mountain lions face a smaller, harsher world after wildfires

Wildlife camera catches uncollared mountain lion roaming the Hollywood Hills
Mountain lion makes rare successful crossing of L.A.-area freeways
Riders learn courtesy on trails
Conservancy grant enough to complete Sapwi Trails in Thousand Oaks
Story of the Conejo Valley written in peaks, bluffs and ridges
Mountains fund celebrates champions of preservation
Thousand Oaks council votes to shoulder cost of community park
Neighbors suffer Wildwood woes in Thousand Oaks
Eager crowds are flattening Southern California's vibrant 'super bloom'
Family that donated land to TO Open Space has lived in Newbury Park since 1963
Family donates 82 acres to Thousand Oaks open space agency
A week in the life of P-22, the big cat who shares Griffith Park with millions of people
Are you up to the 2017 Conejo Open Space Challenge this spring?
3 Coyotes attack leashed mastiff in Glendora
Respecting the force of Mother Nature

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NPS launches ‘bark patrol’ in Santa Monica Mountains
Access now legal to Matilija Falls
To help cougars cross 101 Fwy, Annenberg Fdn to match donations for bridge
Santa Monica Mountains hikers are urged to be aware of tarantulas
Channel Island foxes removed from endangered species list
Mountain lions face 'two evils' in food hunt
Researchers discover two new mountain lion litters
Inmates in the line of fire
A brief history of the Backbone Trail
67-Mile Backbone Trail will soon be completed in Santa Monica Mountains
Don't blame the smelt: The salmon too reflects the dire state of the California Delta
Why a Malibu cave made famous by a Jim Morrison rumor is closing
NPS to give Arlington Memorial Bridge a crucial but temporary fix

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Photogenic lion meets with untimely demise
Native American sites plundered in parks
Prime parcel to become a forestry lab
The 'sad but not surprising death' of a wandering puma known as P-32
$75,000 in rewards offered to catch operators who flew drones above fires
Santa Susana Field Lab Petition for National Monument
Refugio State Beach set to reopen, two months after oil spill
Local freshwater swimming holes not so fresh after all
A Cast of Characters: The Creation of the Santa Monica Mountains Natl Rec Area
To water or not to water; Thousand Oaks explains new restrictions
Know your trail etiquette?
Hollow posts double as death traps
Rare frogs survive first year
Meet the Verdugo Mountains’ very own mountain lion: P-41
Santa Barbara oil spill: Pipeline operator has long record of problems
Officials assess damage from big oil spill on Santa Barbara County coast
Trailhead at Rancho Potrero open for business
Drought kills 12 million trees in California's national forests
Graffiti artists' move to national parks shocks nature community
Thousand Oaks joins other area cities in opposing anticoagulants
Elusive mountain lion P-22 captivates LA then quickly vanishes
California Drying: Households, industries and farmers wrestle over water
In California, rights to water exceed the supply
Volunteers remove invasive crayfish from Malibu Creek watershed
From steak to mangoes, California's most water-hogging foods
Hikers, bikers angered after Griffith Park-area road opens to cars
In store for visitors to Yosemite: a drier, browner park
Hiker dies, 1 injured after cliff collapses at Point Reyes National Seashore
Mountain lion known as P-33 makes a safe freeway passage
Volunteer effort bringing oaks back to Rancho Sierra Vista
Thousand Oaks considers taking action to discourage poison use that kills wildlife
Giant swath of open space protected in Calabasas
Scouting the trails of newly re-opened Pt Mugu State Park
Panel urges state parks reform

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New funding allows construction to begin on wildlife corridor
Ormond Beach and its humble guardian
Storm drenches California, but it's only a drop in state's drought
John Muir's legacy questioned as centennial of his death nears
La Cañada's stepped-up leash patrols spur complaints from dog owners
No end to Southland drought seen in winter rain forecast
San Gabriel Mountains declared a national monument
State Parks team with Google to attract a new generation of visitors
Tumbleweeds overrun region
Supporters rally for wildlife crossing
Santa Monica Mountains land use plan OKd over vineyard objections
Obama weighs national monument status for San Gabriels
Malibu wine growers feel squeeze of coastal protection plan
Rindge Dam closes to the public
California man rescued after making 'HELP' sign with cypress needles
Long time open space advocate, Burt Elliot, passes away
And along came a rider
Arcadia firefighter likely died in fall from cliff, coroner says
Missing Arcadia firefighter found dead in forest
Santa Susana toxic cleanup effort is a mess
Need a fresh idea? Just take a walk
Mountains coastal protection plan approved for LA County
Household rat poison linked to death and disease in wildlife
California panel postpones decision on protecting gray wolves
Report: National Park visitors spend big
Offcials push for wildlife overpass at Liberty Canyon
Post-Springs fire nighttime closures lifted
Wildlife officer keeps watch over open spaces
Mountain lions in Santa Monica Mountains need more room, experts say

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Girlz Gone Riding club carves out a place for women in mountain biking
Mountain lion killed on 101 Freeway was from north, officials say
L.A. Zoo treats 21 condors for poisoning by lead bullets
Backbone Trail blocked at the west end of Etz Meloy Mtwy
Scientists track cougar’s wild nightlife above Hollywood
Fire season fuels GOP push for more logging
Recalling a real trailblazer, 9/29 event will celebrate the work of late Linda Palmer

Recovery mission: Keeping condors safe and flying high

Inside the World of L.A. Geocaching, a Scavenger Hunt Taking Place All Around You
Springs Fire Trail Repair Progress

Carbon Dioxide Level Passes Long-Feared Milestone
Drug charge fuels debate about who should pay for hikers' rescue
Santa Monica Mountains Fund to Host Mountain Lion Fundraiser May 19
Hiking safely requires common sense
Two lost hikers found in mountains of San Diego County

Defense Department becomes a wildlife protector

Dry weather has firefighters ready for battle
Search and Rescue teams staying busy
NPS seeks greater control of surrounding hillsides
Ambitious plan would remake Yosemite National Park
Historic Joshua Tree sites blighted by city's ills
Lyme disease-carrying ticks found in the Santa Monica Mountains

Use common sense to avoid rattlesnakes bites on your pets

U.S. seeks national recreation area status for San Gabriels
Rescued O.C. hikers improving; injured rescuer in serious condition
National Park Service braces for impact of sequestration

Report: NPS generated $26 million for surrounding area last year

Controversy grows after eucalyptus trees chopped down in rural Agoura
Conejo Open Space gets hand from volunteers to build trail near Thousand Oaks
MRCA to purchase 612 acres of Ladyface Mtn for pubic use
Lang Ranch park plans taking shape

Agoura, T.O. will partner to promote tourism
Nonprofit group works to maintain SAMO programs
NPS tags 300th bobcat
Petroglyphs stolen from sacred eastern Sierra site recovered
Conejo Open Space Challenge starts February 1
Yosemite plan calls for more campsites and parking spaces, no visitors cap
Trail at Grant Park gives Ventura a new walking point
Camarillo parks district approves study to expand trails and open space in Camarillo
Conejo park district hides coins around the valley

Gray wolf likes California but is unlikely to find a mate here


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US to abandon no-otter zone after 25 years
California's marine reserve network now complete

California issues proposed rules for 'fracking'
Radioactive hot spots remain at former Rocketdyne site

Grant Gerson dies at 92; founder of Calamigos Star C Ranch

Rain gardens capture water before it becomes urban runoff
Water demand to exceed supply
Dead Mountain Lion Was Exposed to Rodenticides
Thousand Oaks spends $38,000 to buy land

Juggling chain saws not allowed

Park service hosts winter solstice sale
New park superintendent David Szymanski has gained global experience
School trash audit uncovers treasure
State Parks Get New Chief
North Ranch residents upset with proposal to build 14 luxury homes
Cause of young female mountain lion’s death still unknown

Mounted patrol assists park visitors
Sound project on trail seeks to re-imagine the landscape
L.A. developer ordered to let hikers use trail on his land

A milestone gift for L.A.’s trails from the County of Los Angeles

Endangered mountain yellow-legged frogs might get a hoppy ending

Parks trail work gives young crew member new perspective

Moorpark Active Adult Center starts hiking club
Thousand Oaks' second solar installation up and running
Yucaipa-area oak towers over the competition
UCLA grad student fights to save local bobcats

NPS plucks top ranger from Pacific Northwest

Mountain lion makes itself at home in Griffith Park

CBO drilling revenue projection differs with industry estimates
Giant oak crashes down on Hampshire in Thousand Oaks
July burns up the records, becoming hottest U.S. month ever
Koch-funded climate change skeptic reverses course

Margot Feuer dies at 89; helped create Santa Monica Mtns Natl Recreation Area

Mountain lion killed in Santa Monica was probably seeking a home

Mountain Lion Shot, Killed in Santa Monica
National Park Service visitor center in T.O. will close soon
Bill would keep controversial 'no-otter zone' in place
Republicans back Homeland Security powers in national parks
Just attracting, naturally
Fish and Game chief's free cougar hunt may have violated rule
Mountain biker dies on trail near Santa Barbara
New plans for Lang Ranch Park include Frisbee golf course, outdoor classroom
COSCA Spring Trailwork Report
Woody Smeck Honored for Service to Santa Monica Mountains
Study finds national parks add $47 million to local economy
'Fracking' oil extraction method widely used in California with little oversight
Federal budget proposal includes funds for land buys in Santa Monica Mountains
Saving desert tortoises is a costly hurdle for solar projects
Wandering gray wolf leaves California, returns to Oregon
Cougar killing puts spotlight on head of state game panel
Forest Service to drop fees at most national forests
Shuttered California state parks may be vulnerable to vandalism
Press reports on Lang Ranch Community Park meetings
Tejon Ranch to pay fine for killing mountain lions
THE SOLAR DESERT: The power compromise
MRT Offers Senior Naturalist Classes
CRPD Seeking Input from Public on Lang Ranch Park on Feb 8th
Wolf apparently gives up search for mate in Nevada
Mountains and Restoration Trust hosts the Great Backyard Bird Count on Feb 19
Tejon Ranch halts hunting after state probe of cougar killings
Newbury Park man is serial trailhead burglar, police say
Catalina Island fox makes astounding comeback
Obesity rates in U.S. appear to be finally leveling off
Conejo Rec and Parks scraps plan for Lang Ranch Park in Thousand Oaks
Obama administration approves 20-year ban on new mining claims near
Grand Canyon

Mountains Restoration Trust to lead naturalist classes for seniors in Jan and Feb
Capping an era of L.A. oil exploration
Longtime SMMNRA superintendent Woody Smeck promoted to leading role at

Natural gas: Cheap, clean and risky

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Lone wolf crosses into California from Oregon
Los Encinos State Historic Park faces closure
California could lose 1,500 inmate firefighters

A lone wolf heralds the return of a mythic predator
Two malnourished cougar cubs found in Burbank
Boardwalk planned for trail where giant sequoias fell
Santa Monica Mountains Supervisor Woody Smeck relocating to
Yosemite National Park

Landowners not told about 'fracking' risks
Big guns take aim at web piracy
Horses, once prized, are paying for the dire economy
EPA says 'fracking' probably contaminated well water in Wyoming
Challenge encourages exploration of Conejo Valley trails
Ed Lawrence: He branched out from this lone oak
Water pollution traced to La Brea Tar Pits
Family reluctantly gives up its hold on Santa Rosa Island

Malibu Adds  $5000 to Reward for Capture and Conviction of SMM
Mountain Lion Poacher

Firms turning to environmental law to combat rivals
The energy, and expense, of bringing water to the Southland
Do-it-yourself parking bans in Malibu
What is 'Net Neutrality' and why is it important?
Greenhouse gases climbing, federal report finds
Statewide childhood obesity rates level off
Drilling plan seeks the middle ground
Are you up to the Conejo Open Space Challenge?
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Construction to begin soon on long-anticipated Dos Vientos Playfield
House Republicans’ assault on our environmental laws must be stopped
Mountain lions barely surviving in urban wildlife environment
COSCA installs bridge to link Wildwood and Conejo Canyons Open Spaces
Mountain lion killed by poachers
Removal of 4 Klamath dams would lift salmon count, studies find
On the divisive Matilija dam, a snippy bit of graffiti
Dam removal in Washington State will allow fish to flow
Flap over Lynn Ranch flag persists
Closing California State Parks to save money
Exploring the confusion over city boundaries in the Conejo Valley
Kids who learn to appreciate nature will carry their passion through life
Equine lovers want to corral public support on September 10
Mountain lion killed crossing the 405 Freeway
Summary of Public Scoping Comments Newsletter Available for Rim of the Valley
Corridor Special Resource Study

Horses among us
Bikers unwelcome on many L.A. trails

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The Flag Atop Ladyface Mountain in Agoura
Landowner closes popular trail to Matilija Falls

Landowner Shuts Off Public Access to Popular Matilija Falls Trail near Ojai
Agoura discusses Ladyface changes 
Hard-to-kill snails infest Santa Monica Mountain watersheds

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Dozens help to clear Newbury Park Trail

Mountain biking on Mt. Hood, from Sierra Magazine
Salazar cancels Bush-era energy leases in Utah
Oak Park meeting about the expiration of deed restrictions and SOAR
National park backers call for creation of a service corps like the CCC
Fort Wildwood is being torn down
Salazar to revisit recent Interior Department actions
Park official says science on Grand Canyon was ignored
Equestrian culture may be fading into the sunset
President Bush's legacy for National Parks
No Superfund listing for Rocketdyne field lab site
Thousand Oaks pays $1 million for scenic open space 

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Rockies oil shale extractions could deplete water

Disbelief over a charred Chino Hills State Park
Does Natural-Gas Drilling Endanger Water Supplies?
Bush vexes environmentalists with 11th-hour changes
EPA moves to relax clean air rules near national parks
Red-Legged Frog Habitat to Triple, Correcting Political Manipulation
Summer Sports Are Among the Safest
Obituary: Jill Swift had key role in creating the SMMNRA
U.S. sits on locked pools of oil, gas. Ventura and SB Counties could see new drilling
Contact with the pretty puple-flowered poodle-dog bush gives painful rash
Conejo Valley Cyclists donate bikes to Boys & Girls Club members
'MASH' camp comes alive
Cougar sighting at JPL creates a buzz

The Trail of 100 Giants in Giant Sequoia National Monument
National Security Puts Point Sal State Beach Off-Limits
Malibu council seeks to ban overnight camping in parks
'The Wave' rock formation in Vermillion Cliffs National Monument, Arizona
Zaca blaze fully contained
Removal of pigs from Santa Cruz Island deemed a success
Romero Canyon Trail plowed out
223,000-acre Zaca fire rages in Los Padres National Forest
Killing of bear stirs public safety debate
Judge deems Lower Owens River healthy
Lower Owens River is resurrected
Wandering bear caught in Ventura neighborhood
Reckless off-roaders called scourge
Bald eagle removed from imperiled list
Fruita: Where Mountain Bikers Carved Their Dream Terrain
Utah fighting the laws of federal land
Julie MacDonald Quits Interior Dept Under a Cloud
Judge tosses out Bush's national forest rules
Updating Bush's spin on climate change
Bike Racing on Ice
Oil Spill Near Condor Sanctuary in Los Padres Forest
Hollywood and the History of Malibu Creek State Park
Couple admit owning escaped tiger
Malibu camping accord reached

Malibu roiled by plan for overnight camping, more trails
Warnings on common painkillers may get stronger
GOP misses chance to reshape environmental laws
Controversial Malibu Coastal Slope Trail and Campground Plan OKd
Another Mountain Lion in the Santa Monica Mountains?
States will tell Supreme Court feds must act on greenhouse gasses
Senate OKs bill to block big-game hunting on Santa Rosa Island
Bicycle safety team already at work in T.O.
Large home approved for Mount Clef Ridge wildlife corridor
Thousand Oaks wants to improve bicyle safety
Bill Gives Western States More Access to Federal Land
Ban on New Forest Roads Upheld by Federal Judge
Pine beetle kills millions of trees
EPA's Pesticide Streamlining Rejected
Californians Now Recycle Half of Their Trash
Desert Fires' Damage Will Last
Island Hunting Plan Misses Target
Senate OKs Bill to Expand Oil and Gas Drilling
Water Quest Shifts Course
Rangers Among Parks' Rarest Sights
Sale of US land outside Zion NP to pay for development
Groups hard at work, clearing trails
Bear spotted in the Conejo Valley
Air Pollution in the National Parks
Congress to allow utility corridors across National Parks
House OKs Proposal to Let Military Hunt on Santa Rosa Island
Homeowners, developers blocking access to established trails
Proposal to Let Military Hunt on Santa Rosa Island Revived
Delays nearly over for 23 Freeway widening
Ridership jumps 41 percent for Thousand Oaks Transit agency
US plan for more recreation and mining in a rugged land of national monuments
Cheeseboro Trailhead Plan Meeting on May 2, 2006
Mammoth Area's Beauty Masks Its Natural Dangers
Serious hikers will explore Backbone starting May 6, 2006
Mountain bikers' dark streak (trail riding at night)
U.S. Loosens Its Policy on Building Roads in Parkland
Court Rejects EPA's Loosening of Air Rule
U.S. Is Denied Google Queries
Forest Land Sale Plan Goes Forward
Idaho Gov. Nominated for US Secretary of the Interior
Challenge to State's Clean-Air Rules Rebuffed
US Secretary of the Interior Gale Norton Resigns
Ventura County Transportation Plan Controversy
Forestland on Sale List Not All Bare
Rep. Pombo, Foe of Endangered Species Act, on Defensive Over Abramoff
Ventura County Supervisors Act to Keep Region Green
Rare Pupfish in Mojave on Brink of Extinction
EPA Panel Advises Agency Chief to Think Again About Soot and Dust Proposal
Cougar Caught in Minnesota Town
Proposed Gorman Wildflower Preserve
California State Parks in Sorry Shape
Ventura County Plans to Steer Its Transit Policy Away From Cars
Govt Obtains Internet Users' Search Records
Green' Measures Key to Earth's Future, Report Says
Ventura County Supervisors Oppose Santa Rosa Island Grab (Updated on Jan 25)
Orange County Cougar Shot and Killed
Curbs on Dust in the West Targeted
Grizzlies May Lose Protection Around Yellowstone National Park
U.S. Lifts Longtime Drilling Ban on Alaskan Wildlife Habitat

Wolves Thrive but Animosity Keeps Pace
Senate Says No to Arctic Oil Drilling
Alaska Sen. Stevens ties oil drilling to military spending bill
Federal Government won't require clean technology for Arctic oil drilling
O.C. Toll Road Exempt from Environmental Laws in State Park
Lawmaker Retracts Plan for Military Use of Island
Officials Pay Tribute to Ed Masry
Arctic Drilling Attached to Military Spending Bill
Thousand Oaks Council Names Masry Successor
Revision of Mining Law to Sell Parkland Put On Hold
Congressman wants Santa Rosa Island for the Military
Council to Name Masry Successor
Obituary: Ed Masry - Lawyer, Environmentalist, Thousand Oaks Councilman
Recycling in LA
Proposed Mining Law Revisions Could Open National Parks to Development
Well, Well: Oil Rigs Return
Animals Explore Suburbia After Topanga Blaze
Hiking at Night
U.S. Backs Squeezing Oil From a Stone
Offshore Leaseholders Win $1.1 Billion
Proposed Mining Bill Revision Endangers Public Land
Yellowstone Grizzlies Lose Protection
Perseid meteor shower for Sierra hikers
Thousand Oaks' decision on Rancho Potrero generates controversy
Carmakers to Focus on Fuel-Saving Tools
Media Campaign on Conserving Energy
Five Oaks Trail in San Diego County's Volcan Mountain Preserve
Hurricanes Aid Push for Refineries
Congress seeks to loosen ban on coastal oil drilling
Royalties from energy extraction help states
U.S. House Votes to Gut Endangered Species Act
Ventura County Supervisors Assail President Bush's Energy Plans
Air pollution in Sequoia-Kings Canyon
Lobbiest rejected to head the California Air Resources Board
Santa Monica Mountains 
Recreational Trail Use Visitor Survey from July, 2002
SMMNRA Trail Policy Alternatives ready for public input
Proposed rule changes threaten National Parks
When lightning strikes, there's no good place to be outdoors
Hiking the wilderness corridor next to the Puente Hills landfill
Schwarzeneger wants private road through Ahmanson for GOP Donor
Land Study on Grazing Denounced
New Ahmanson Ranch trailhead
Drilling for oil and gas in National Parks and Wilderness Areas
Preservationists, 4-wheelers tangle with agencies over White Mountains plan
Thousand Oaks approves bicycle master plan
How to avoid rattlesnakes and first aid when bitten
On a section of the Pacific Crest Trail
Rattlesnake season starts
The Sam Merrill Trail
Weather involved in California Mountain Biker Injury in Utah
Mountain Bikers Gain Access to National Parks
The National Park Service loses at least $1 million a year
Ed Davis Park Trail
House Passes Bill that allows drilling in the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge
Yosemite Debates the Nurturing of Nature
More on the Soka University land sale to the SMMNRA
Ripple effect of rain
Riding Copper Canyon, Mexico; it's deeper than the Grand Canyon
Removal of Radioactive Waste from Moab Proposed
U.S. To Require Passports at Border Entry Points
50-Year, $626-Million Renewal Project for Colorado River (Wow, $12.5M/year!)
Book Review: Wild Profits
Tourists Trample Death Valley
Family of Mauled Bicyclist Drops Lawsuit Against O.C.
Tracking the Siberian Tiger in Simi Valley
Keeping Exotic Animals in California
Soka University site sold to state, to become part of SMMNRA
Trail Conflict
Death Valley is teeming with wildflowers after record rainfall
EPA fights Moab Nuclear Waste Dump Near River
Water Fight in the Mojave
Wilderness Bill Is a Dead End for Bicyclists (Letter to the LA Times)
Trackers Kill Tiger in Ventura County
Big Cat Print Found Near Camarillo
Mountain Bikes in Wilderness Areas? (a Dirt Rag archive article)
The Santiago Truck Trail in Orange County
Hunt Continues for Jungle Cat on the Loose in Simi
Support Grows for Bill to Protect Lost Coast (and limit mountain biking)
Mystery Feline Prowls the Hills of Simi
Two Mountain Lions Killed by Rat Poison
U.S. Environmental Scientists told to alter their findings
Mountain bike ban in Santa Cruz park could signal more to come
Thrill Seekers Pay the Price

The New Millennium Trail in Calabasas
Four Lion Cubs Born in the Santa Monica Mountains
Wills Canyon and Rice Canyon Trails Loop in Ojai
Feat of the Week - Deep Facial
Hiking Devil's Canyon
Protecting biking trails in potential wilderness areas in California
Underwater Mountain Biking
President Bush repeals a rule protecting millions of acres of forest
Hummingbird Nest Ranch in Simi Valley
Hiking Rustic Canyon
Cycling Nude in LA to Protest Oil Dependence
Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy Spending Assailed
LA County's Ridgeline Plan Has Some Property Owners Crying Betrayal
SMMNRA to charge for parking
President Bush Tumbles His Mountain Bike
Rattlesnakes on the trail
A Mountain Lion in Griffith Park?
Idaho's spectacular Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes covers a Superfund Site
Dead Pines at Big Bear Pose Risk of Another 'Mega-Fire'
Ticks - They're out for your blood
Ex-Ahmanson Ranch Open Space Is Celebrated at Dedication
Matilija Dam Removal Project Backed Up
Building new horse trails in the San Fernando Valley
Overview of the Backbone Trail from the LA Times (6.2 MB pdf file)
Tearing down the Matilija Dam
Blocking Castro Peak Motorway from trail users



Thanks for looking at Steve's guide to trails in Ventura County, the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area (SMMNRA) and other locations.