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URBAN HIKE

Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jun 16, 2013 reads comments
The (805) to the (808) - With a little help from their friends and a visit to Honolulu, the Urban Hikers were able to uncover some long forgotten history about Santa Barbara born Romualdo Pacheco, California's 12th Governor. 3522 8
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jun 02, 2013 reads comments
Is There a Bustle in Your Hedgerow? - The Urban Hikers traipsed the Hedgerows of Montecito, sang a little Led Zeppelin and saw some very unique and beautiful homes. 3547 15
Articles from Daily Newsletter on May 19, 2013 reads comments
The Leaning Tower of Montecito - The Urban Hikers spied an historic water tower right in the heart of Montecito. Even though she's seen better days they think she's pretty darn beautiful. 3059 9
Articles from Daily Newsletter on May 05, 2013 reads comments
88 Acres - Or is it 80 Acres? - The Urban Hikers left their downtown neighborhood on Earth Day and headed to Montecito. There they wandered through the old "88 Acres" and felt at home. 3550 17
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Apr 21, 2013 reads comments
Potential Historic Resources for $200 Alec - The Urban Hikers checked out City properties recently deemed worthy of being added to the City's Potential Historic Resources List, as well as those that got the axe. 3167 25
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Mar 24, 2013 reads comments
Snow in Santa Barbara - The Urban Hikers bring you images and reports from the Great Santa Barbara Snowstorm of 1949. What do other Edhat subscribers know about this? 4513 15
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Mar 10, 2013 reads comments
Typographer, Artist, Sculptor, Man - What do a historic home on Channel Drive, the Montecito Polo Club's clubhouse and the "Chromatic Gate" have in common? Herbert Bayer, the last of the famed Bauhaus artists. That's what. 3018 18
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Feb 10, 2013 reads comments
Victorian Cribs of the Upper East - The Urban Hikers celebrate Neal Graffy's new book Then and Now, by sharing some of the Upper East's Victorian Houses now and then. 4411 12
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jan 27, 2013 reads comments
Casa Dorinda - Montecito's Downton Abbey II - The Urban Hikers promised to describe the many similarities between "Casa Dorinda"and "Downton Abbey", and they have. What a place Casa Dorinda must have been back in the day! 6564 22
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jan 20, 2013 reads comments
Goats & Their Protector - The Urban Hikers promised more about Casa Dorinda this week, and while they haven't yet collected all the info they'd hope to, they did find out more about the grazing goats and their protector. 3249 11
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jan 13, 2013 reads comments
Casa Dorinda - Montecito's Downton Abbey - The Urban Hikers toured Casa Dorinda, the magnificent estate built in 1919 by Anna Dorinda and William Bliss, and the closest thing Montecito has to Downton Abbey. 6470 29
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Dec 30, 2012 reads comments
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. 3336 12
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Dec 16, 2012 reads comments
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. 3592 18
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Dec 02, 2012 reads comments
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. 5398 13
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Nov 18, 2012 reads comments
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. 2759 7
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Nov 04, 2012 reads comments
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. 3307 11
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Oct 21, 2012 reads comments
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. 4027 12
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Oct 07, 2012 reads comments
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. 3636 18
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Sep 23, 2012 reads comments
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. 6888 31
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Sep 09, 2012 reads comments
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. 4405 20
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Aug 19, 2012 reads comments
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. 3648 10
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Aug 05, 2012 reads comments
Courthouse Fiesta Clock Tower - The Urban Hikers check out the decorated clock tower at the courthouse. 2372 6
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jul 22, 2012 reads comments
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. 3617 11
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jun 24, 2012 reads comments
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. 3560 15
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jun 10, 2012 reads comments
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. 3151 7
Articles from Daily Newsletter on May 27, 2012 reads comments
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. 6382 19
Articles from Daily Newsletter on May 13, 2012 reads comments
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
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Apr 29, 2012 reads comments
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. 3769 24
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Apr 22, 2012 reads comments
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. 4331 19
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Apr 08, 2012 reads comments
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. 4450 16
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Mar 25, 2012 reads comments
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. 8374 19
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Mar 11, 2012 reads comments
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. 4552 11
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Feb 26, 2012 reads comments
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. 3257 11
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Feb 12, 2012 reads comments
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. 4217 12
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jan 29, 2012 reads comments
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
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jan 22, 2012 reads comments
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. 3576 24
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jan 15, 2012 reads comments
Beautiful Bath Street - The Urban Hikers wandered down Bath Street on one of their hikes and found a whole lot of interesting things. 3757 18
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jan 08, 2012 reads comments
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". 3880 21
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jan 01, 2012 reads comments
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. 5544 11
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Dec 18, 2011 reads comments
One Amazing Tree - At the risk of being put on Santa's naughty list, the Urban Hikers thought they'd show you a really amusing tree we've discovered during our their hikes. 4611 13
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Dec 11, 2011 reads comments
Beautiful Little Brinkerhoff - This week the Urban Hikers devote their entire story to a very little street with a very long history, a whole lotta charm and maybe even a ghost or two. 4564 12
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Dec 04, 2011 reads comments
Mosaics, Murals and More - The Urban Hikers are still at it, walking every street in the City of SB. They've seen a wide variety of mosaics, murals and gorgeous tile work around town. 3881 13
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Nov 27, 2011 reads comments
Little & Loud Architecture - The Urban Hikers report on Little and Loud Architecture around town. And they aren't talking about an architectural design firm. They mean little and loud. 3835 15
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Nov 20, 2011 reads comments
Santa Barbara Neighbor - Saul Alcaraz - While walking in Santa Barbara's industrial zone the Urban Hikers stumbled into a truly magical place, met an extraordinary man, and heard his story. 5790 35
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Nov 13, 2011 reads comments
Bucolic Beauty at its Best - This week we continue our hike along some of the most mountainous roads in the city, and wrap up our exploration of this rural and wonderful part of our town 3966 11
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Nov 06, 2011 reads comments
Stairway to Heaven - Trek to the Highest Streets - The Urban Hikers make the trek to the highest neighborhoods in the city, and at times one of them thought they may have crossed the county line. 3802 15
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Oct 30, 2011 reads comments
Halloween Santa Barbara Style - The Urban Hikers took a look around town to check out the Halloween decorations people chose to put in their yards. Check them out if you dare... 3596 10
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Oct 23, 2011 reads comments
Marvelous Mailboxes of Santa Barbara - Today the Urban Hikers share with us a few of the 1000s of mailboxes they've wandered past. Some are stylish, others are whimsical and many are unique. 4751 13
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Oct 16, 2011 reads comments
93108 - The Urban Hikers are here to tell you that a 93108 zip code doesn't necessarily signify a Montecito address. 4519 7
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Oct 09, 2011 reads comments
Signs of the Times - The Urban Hikers have seen their share of signs around town. Some are cautionary, some are fun, some are gross and others are downright puzzling. 3579 12
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Oct 02, 2011 reads comments
Bungalow Haven and Beyond - The Urban Hikers celebrate a uniquely California form of architecture - the California Bungalow. 5335 12
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Sep 18, 2011 reads comments
The Longest Mile - The Longest Mile - One of the Urban Hikers had a very bad attitude about an early morning hike, but it turned out to be a fun trek. Read their report about Las Positas Road. 3495 16
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Sep 11, 2011 reads comments
Urban Hike: In the Details - The Urban Hikers believe in the details. They've discovered a lot of them during their hikes, and share with you some of what they've found downtown. 3210 19
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Aug 28, 2011 reads comments
Urban Hike: Simply Sidewalks - The Urban Hikers bring you the second installment of a look into the intriguing, important, impressive and ever so humble sidewalk contractor stamp. Plus a few extras... 3221 14
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Aug 14, 2011 reads comments
Treasures of the Upper Eastside - The Urban Hikers have hiked the Upper Eastside and bring you some hidden and some not-so hidden treasures of this very lovely and historic neighborhood. 4389 25
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Aug 07, 2011 reads comments
Lower Riviera Urban Hike - The Urban Hikers made a loop that included some of the most magnificent views and interesting properties in town - the Lower Riviera. 3880 15
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jul 31, 2011 reads comments
Sidewalk Special - The Urban Hikers bring you a special edition of Urban Hike. It's a deeper look into the intriguing, important, impressive and ever so humble sidewalk contractor stamp. Plus a few extras... 4253 20
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jul 24, 2011 reads comments
Decade-old Detour - The Urban Hikers visit neighborhoods that have been ravaged by fires and have come back, and discover what is on the other side of the ROAD CLOSED sign. 3760 5
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jul 17, 2011 reads comments
Airport Urban Hike Part III - The Urban Hikers visit the Goleta Sough, experience a whole lotta wildlife, check out quite a few war memorials, investigate the site of a Chumash village and more. 5896 14
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jul 10, 2011 reads comments
The Airport and its Environs - Part II - The Urban Hikers return to the most western part of the City, and in Part II, bring you technology, history, celebrity, and more. 5478 11
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jun 26, 2011 reads comments
The Santa Barbara Airport and Environs - The Urban Hikers cover the Airport and surrounding area which happens to be most western part of the City of Santa Barbara. Today is Part I of a two part story. 4428 7
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jun 19, 2011 reads comments
The Fabulous Funk Zone - Part II - The Urban Hikers return to the Funk Zone, and bring you more art, the location of a geocache, colorful people, a little gossip, a mystery celebrity, fascinating history and more. 6948 17
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jun 12, 2011 reads comments
The Funk Zone - The Urban Hikers hit the Funk Zone and discovered so much, they present this neighborhood in two editions. Part I brings you weathervanes, amazing street art and more. 4725 12
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jun 05, 2011 reads comments
Urban Hike Lite - The Urban Hikers bring you a special edition of SB City Urban Hike. They call it Hike Lite and it’s simply pictures taken within the city limits. 2922 4
Articles from Daily Newsletter on May 29, 2011 reads comments
The Pit to the Summit - The Urban Hikers cover the neighborhood from "the Pit" to the top of Campanil Hill and have another amazing adventure with many discoveries. 4266 12
Articles from Daily Newsletter on May 22, 2011 reads comments
Urban Hike Cuba - The Urban Hikers left town to visit Cuba and bring you a special edition: Havana, Vinales, Playa Largo, Trinidad and the roads in between. 4195 12
Articles from Daily Newsletter on May 15, 2011 reads comments
Riviera Loop - The Urban Hikers take a specialty hike beginning at Franceschi Park and ending up right back at that same spot. 2 miles; Moderate intensity; Views: Priceless. 4721 9
Articles from Daily Newsletter on May 08, 2011 reads comments
From Bowl to Shining Sea - The Urban Hikers take a hike down one of Santa Barbara’s primary commercial arteries: Milpas Street. 4422 12
Articles from Daily Newsletter on May 01, 2011 reads comments
Honolulu and Then Some - Urban Hiking in Hawaii - The Urban Hikers broke away from the mainland to take a little vacation in O'ahu...but that doesn't mean that they took a vacation from urban hiking. 4781 8
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Apr 24, 2011 reads comments
Coast Village Road and Then Some - The Urban Hikers visit Coast Village Road and discover a sweet little cottage, a secret freeway crossing, a fortune teller, and the inability to stay within our borders. 6053 11
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Apr 17, 2011 reads comments
Urban Hike: Samarkand - It’s all About the History - The Urban Hikers visit Samarkand and discover local history, mountain views, poetry, a modern scarecrow, and beautiful family homes. 7387 8
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Apr 10, 2011 reads comments
Urban Hike: San Roque - You Just Gotta Love It - The Urban Hikers visit San Roque and discover a long and colorful history, friendly folks, the Patron Saint of dogs, nice parks, sweet houses and the home of California’s first motel. 5641 19
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Apr 03, 2011 reads comments
Urban Hike: Lower Westside - The Urban Hikers travel the Lower Westside and discover creativity, unusual pets, public gardens and a crazy mystery having to do with addresses around town. 5514 12
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Mar 27, 2011 reads comments
Urban Hike: Holy Adventure - The Urban Hikers bring you their report of a wholly holy adventure past more than a dozen religious institutions in one very special part if town. 6287 20
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Mar 20, 2011 reads comments
From the Bottom of Anacapa to Constance - The Urban Hike adventure continues, traveling from the bottom of Anacapa Street all the way to Constance Avenue. Join the journey. 5158 15
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Mar 13, 2011 reads comments
Top of Santa Barbara Street to the Freeway - The Urban Hike goes down Santa Barbara Street from Constance Avenue to the freeway and then up Anacapa Street back to Constance Avenue. Part I is here. 5172 14
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Feb 27, 2011 reads comments
Urban Hike: The Mesa - The Urban Hikers are on the Mesa this week. They say this neighborhood’s motto could be "Life’s a Beach (and then you die)". 5326 12
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Feb 20, 2011 reads comments
Urban Hike: Upper Mesa - The Urban Hikers hit the streets and once again headed into the Mesa to finish off this quintessential Santa Barbara 'hood. 5725 7
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Feb 13, 2011 reads comments
Urban Hike: Upper West Side - The Urban Hikers take on the West Side. This neighborhood's motto must be "The Upper West Side - Where History and Reality TV and Collide". 5036 14
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Feb 06, 2011 reads comments
Urban Hike: Hidden Valley - Urban hikers continued their quest of walking every street in Santa Barbara by visiting Hidden Valley, full of interesting sights. 5371 11
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jan 23, 2011 reads comments
The Urban Hike: Lower Eastside - The urban hikers take on the lower eastside and Milpas area and found beautiful creek crossings and melodic wind chimes, as well as friendly inhabitants. 3925 10
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jan 16, 2011 reads comments
Santa Barbara Urban Hike: Part Two - The Santa Barbara urban hike adventure continues. When Stacey and Peter hike they make it a point to walk the "wrong way" on the one-way streets. [pics] 3459 11
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jan 09, 2011 reads comments
Santa Barbara Urban Hike - Two dedicated locals have decided to walk each and every street within the City limits of Santa Barbara just for the fun of it. They share their story. 5601 31

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