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The Campbell Ranch - The Urban Hikers accepted a special assignment and headed out to Coal Oil Point to investigate the Campbell Ranch. The history of the place seems like Santa Barbara's very own version of Downton Abbey. 6894 31
Who Says It's Called the Cacique Underpass? - The Urban Hikers were accompanied by Sir Roger, the Edhat Scanner Guy on their final, final hike of the Santa Barbara city streets. 3773 24
Short & Sweet - Some of SB's Shortest Streets - The Urban Hikers put together a collection of some of the shortest streets in SB. Each is only a block long or less and has its own charm. 3578 24
The Final 2 UH Invitational Hike - Today the Urban Hikers share with you how they, along with a group of about 47 humans and two dogs made the pilgrimage to the "end of the line". 3884 21
Practical Pedestrian Pathways - The Urban Hikers pay homage to several of Santa Barbara's public pedestrian pathways, some of which are well known and others that are hidden gems in our midst. 4407 20
Montecito's Magnificent E. Mountain Drive - The Urban Hikers continue the fascinating trek and history of E. Mountain Drive from Colds Springs Rd. to Park Lane. 8381 19
Planes, Trains, Surfboards and Summer Fun - The Urban Hikers continue their coastal trek, covering the sights and history of the Biltmore Pier(s), the Coral Casino, Shalawa Chumash Village, Bonnymede, Hammond's Montecito Shores, Sea Meadow and more. 6391 19
Muy Rico Channel Drive - This week the Urban Hikers explore the sights from Butterfly Beach to the Coral Casino and tell some of the history of The Breakers, The Biltmore and the Coral Casino. 4333 19
Beautiful Bath Street - The Urban Hikers wandered down Bath Street on one of their hikes and found a whole lot of interesting things. 3758 18
Service Station Transformations - With the sudden spike in gas prices the Urban Hikers pay homage to "repurposed" service stations. Today most of the area's old service station buildings serve other purposes, like a rug store, restaurants, a dry cleaner, a locksmith and more. 3643 18
Montecito's Middle - The Urban Hikers wander the "middle" of Montecito and show you beautiful homes, historical sites, glorious gates, delightful details, a pedestrian pathway and more. 3593 18
Short & Sweet - Part II - The Urban Hikers have a follow-up to last week's story using Edhat readers' suggestions to present another collection of very short streets in SB. [pics] 2959 17
Montecito's Magical Corridor - The Urban Hikers took a hike through the cemetery, along the Pacific, into a magnificent estate, past a piggy palace and even journeyed into the underPANTS. 4455 16
Just Walkin' The Rails - The Urban Hikers continue their coastal trek along the rails from the Hammond's Estate property at Montecito Creek to the point at Summerland. They passed a windmill tower, an old RR stop, a Montecito "freehouse" and spectacular scenery. 3562 15
Montecito's Spanish Hamlet - The Urban Hikers explore "Spanishtown", a most historic part of Montecito. The original European hamlet was rich with commerce, merriment, romance and intrigue. 5405 13
Santa Barbara's Wonderful Waterfront - The Urban Hikers explored West Beach and the Waterfront. It's a neighborhood bursting with natural beauty, history, lore, commerce, recreation, art and much more. 4221 12
Two 2-Story Adobe Abodes - The Urban Hikers have a fixation with historic adobes. This week they tell about two local 2-story adobes, both built in the early 1800's, and both used as wineries by European settlers. 4033 12
Pepper- It Ain't no Doctor, no Sgt. and no Street - The Urban Hikers know the neighborhood in Montecito referred to as Pepper Hill isn't a Dr., it isn't a sergeant and it isn't even a street. It's just a hill that was once a magnificent estate. 3338 12
Marvelous Mid-Century Mosaics - The Urban Hikers dug up fascinating info about and old photos of two amazing mid-century mosaics on Victoria Street. They also invite you to their last hike of 2011. 5549 11
Montecito's Mountain Drive - The Urban Hikers are restless now that they've walked all the streets in the city. So they headed to the Montecito side of Mountain Drive. 4556 11
Just Walkin' The Beach - The Urban Hikers continue their coastal trek. This hike takes them along the beach from the sluice at Shark's Cove to the Miramar raft. 3620 11
The Packard Adobe - California's Largest Adobe - After reading the Urban Hiker post about 2-story adobes in SB, TOTCH asked for photos and information about another local adobe. Today the UH respond to that Edhat subscriber's burning questions with their story about the Packard Adobe. 3311 11
County Islands in the Stream - The Urban Hikers discovered several streets that are enclaves of county properties. They're islands in the stream, if you will. 3261 11
Miramar to the Corner... and then some - The Urban Hikers wrap up their coastal trek with a glimpse at Eucalyptus Lane then and now, the Miramar Hotel and the legendary Grover Cleveland Barnes. 3649 10
Heck Yeah We Live in Santa Barbara - This week the Urban Hikers share some of their favorite City of SB images - homes, details, icons and views. 2995 9
Signs of the Times 2012 - The Urban Hikers have covered all 256 miles of City streets, plus a few parts of the county and Montecito. Today they share a few of the humorous, historical, cautionary and uncommon signs they've encountered along the way. 3153 7
Bella Vista - Montecito's Banana Belt - The Urban Hikers are now hiking Montecito. On a recent adventure they hit the banana belt and experienced many of the marvels it has to offer - sunshine, recreation, fancy cars, views, trails galore and more. 2762 7
Courthouse Fiesta Clock Tower - The Urban Hikers check out the decorated clock tower at the courthouse. 2374 6

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