Posted by: James Wapotich | September 7, 2022

Into the Mountains! Trails and Tales of the Santa Barbara Backcountry

You heard it here first: The Santa Barbara Public Library has returned to in person presentations for the Trail Talks series!

Into the Mountains! Trails and Tales of the Santa Barbara Backcountry

Free IN PERSON Slideshow Presentation with Q&A

Thursday, September 15th, 6:30PM
Faulkner Gallery – Santa Barbara Public Library
40 East Anapamu St., Santa Barbara, CA

This talk will highlight several historic trails that lead from Santa Barbara into our local backcountry. Trails that can still be visited today as part of a day hike or backpacking trip and connect with the Dick Smith and San Rafael Wilderness areas. Trails highlighted will include those used by the Chumash, and early settlers and forest rangers.

Join local author James Wapotich as he shares images and stories from his hikes and backpacking trips along these historic trails. 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.

This free presentation is part of the Trail Talks series hosted by the Santa Barbara Public Library.

The next talk in the series is Thursday, October 20th, Our Public Lands: A 13,000-mile Journey Through California’s Forgotten Landscapes with Josh Jackson


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