Posted by: James Wapotich | March 31, 2018

Trail Quest: The Trails of Edgar B. Davison, Part 1

In 1898, Pine Mountain and Zaca Lake Reserve became the first forest reserve created in our local area and one of its first rangers was Edgar B. Davison.

Davison’s patrol area included the trails along the north side of Figueroa Mountain down to and including Manzana Creek. He built what is now known as Davy Brown Trail in Fir Canyon, Willow Springs Trail, and various connector trails. And with ranger John Libeu he built Zaca Ridge Trial and the trail down to the lake.

This article covers Davy Brown Trail with a loop over to Willow Springs. A map of the trails around Figueroa Mountain can be found here on the Los Padres National Forest website.

Article appears in section A of the March 19th, 2018 edition of Santa Barbara News-Press.

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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Fir Canyon conifers

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Manzanita blossoms

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Banana Slug


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