Gilia capitata), Santa Barbara Botanic Gardens
Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Friday, April 25, 2008
Farther along the trail, and thankfully upstream from the refinery, this is where San Antonio Creek flows into the Ventura River. Both watercourses still hold some steelhead trout and support lots of native riparian vegetation. Unfortunately, there is also lots of Arundo.
Last weekend my friend Brian and I biked to Ojai from Ventura, a round trip of around 30 miles. It was the longest bike trip I've been on a long time. Near Ventura, the trail passes near an abandoned oil refinery that looks like a post-apocolyptic wasteland.