Waterfalls of the Santa Barbara & Ojai Mountains

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Waterfalls Los Padres National Forest Santa Ynez Mountains San Rafael Wilderness Sespe Matilija Dick Smith hiking trails Santa Barbara Ojai mountains
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Event Date: 
Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 18:30

GOOD NEWS! This event will be lived-streamed. You may have heard the Santa Barbara Public Library is closed until at least April 6th, nevertheless this talk will be lived-stream on the Santa Barbara Public Library's facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/SantaBarbaraPublicLibrary/. (You don't need a facebook account in order to watch)

We were originally considering postponing this talk, but a number of people have pointed out that with all the closures and the need for social distancing, one of the few places still open to the public is our local trails. And not only are they open, studies have shown that time spent in nature can reduce stress and anxiety, as well as improve cognitive performance.

In other words, not only do we feel better when we're in nature, we can often see things more clearly, both of which help boost our overall wellness. And, being in nature is just fun! Not to mention the recent rain has only improved the appeal of visiting our local waterfalls.

So sit back, in the comfort of your own home, and enjoy a tour of our local mountains!

Waterfalls of the Santa Barbara & Ojai Mountains
Free Slideshow Presentation with Online Q&A
Thursday, March 19th, 6:30PM

Rising from the sea roughly 5 million years ago, our local mountains are surprisingly rich in the number of scenic waterfalls and cascades they hold. Enlivened by the rain, these places call forth the imagination and beckon us to visit.

This talk will highlight close to two dozen different waterfalls and cascades in the mountains behind Santa Barbara and Ojai; and will feature a mix of relatively easy to reach places, as well as more remote locations in the San Rafael, Dick Smith, and Sespe Wilderness areas.

Join local author James Wapotich as shares images and stories from his hikes to these picturesque places in our mountains. James has hiked many of the trails in our local backcountry. He is an experienced backpacker, trail guide, and author of the Santa Barbara News-Press hiking column, Trail Quest.

For more information call (805) 729-4250 or email [email protected], or go to www.songsofthewilderness.com

This talk is part of the ongoing Wilderness Hiking Speaker Series hosted by the Santa Barbara Public Library. The talks are the third Thursday of the month and feature topics related to hiking, backpacking, and our local natural history.

The next talk in the series is Thursday, April 16th, Wildflowers of the Cachuma Lake area with naturalists Liz Gaspar and Chick Hebert, who are the co-authors of Wildflowers & Other Plants of the Cachuma Lake Area.

Event Category: 
LECTURE