Posted by: James Wapotich | July 3, 2017

Trail Quest: Fraser Point

Visited Fraser Point on Western Santa Cruz Island back in April. The point is on land managed by The Nature Conservancy. However, in addition to the trips that Island Packers regularly makes to Pelican Bay, which is also the conservancy’s, they’ve worked out an arrangement where they’re occasionally able to take visitors to other destinations on Western Santa Cruz. These destinations are Cueva Valdez on the north shore, Willows Anchorage on the south shore, and now Fraser Point, which is the westernmost point on the island.

This trip to Fraser Point was actually the maiden voyage in terms of being open to the public. One of the highlights from the trip was the amazing amount of wildflowers growing at the point. Most of them were low to the ground, but were nevertheless enjoying their own super bloom.

Article appears in section A of today’s edition of Santa Barbara News-Press.

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Santa Rosa Island frames a view of Fraser Point from the ridge overlooking the western end of Santa Cruz Island

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Secluded cove at Fraser Point

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Wildflowers frame a view from Fraser Point

Older articles can be seen by scrolling down or using the search feature in the upper right corner. Articles from the News-Press appear here a couple months after they appear in the paper.

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A harbor seal watches us land at Forney Cove

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Wildflowers Fraser Point Western Santa Cruz Island Nature Conservancy Island Packers hike Channel Islands

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Wildflowers Fraser Point Western Santa Cruz Island Nature Conservancy Island Packers hike Channel Islands

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