Posted by: James Wapotich | March 14, 2015

Exploring the Dick Smith Wilderness

Dick Smith Wilderness hiking backpacking Santa Barbara Los Padres National Forest


Exploring the Dick Smith Wilderness
Free Slideshow Presentation with Q&A

Wednesday, March 25th, 7:00PM
Karpeles Manuscript Library
21 W. Anapamu St., Santa Barbara, CA

Created in 1984, the Dick Smith Wilderness encompasses close 64,700 acres of protected land. Tucked between the San Rafael Wilderness and Highway 33, the Dick Smith Wilderness is one of the least visited wildernesses in our area. Within these natural lands you will find a range of features from the pines of Madulce Peak, the scenic waterfalls in Indian Canyon, as well as quiet potreros, Chumash village sites, and other historic places.

Join local author James Wapotich as he shares images and stories from his hikes through this rugged wilderness area. James has hiked many of the trails in our local backcountry. He is a Volunteer Wilderness Ranger with the Forest Service, and is the author of the Santa Barbara News-Press hiking column, Trail Quest.

For more information email me at or call (805) 729-4250.

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