Posted by: James Wapotich | December 28, 2018

Trail Quest: Cow Canyon, Santa Rosa Island

Lobo Canyon Santa Rosa Island hike trail Channel Islands National Park

Lobo Canyon

Currently working on a series of articles about the four islands off our coast. During the last ice age these four islands, Anacapa, Santa Cruz, Santa Rosa, and San Miguel, were all part of a larger, single island called Santarosae. The series highlights the hiking and backpacking opportunities on each of the islands, as well as how the islands have changed since the last glacial maximum 20,000 years ago.

This week’s article is the first of three on Santa Rosa Island, and covers the hike out to Carrington Point and backpacking to Cow Canyon on the north shore. Decent water in Lobo and Cow Canyons. Next week’s article will cover backpacking across the island from the north shore, over Black Mountain and Soledad Peak, to La Jolla Vieja Canyon on the south shore.

Article appears in section A of the December 24th, 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.

Lobo Canyon trail hike Santa Rosa Island Channel Islands National Park

Lobo Canyon

Carrington Point trail hike Santa Rosa Island Channel Islands National Park

Carrington Point

 


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