Figueroa Mountain Scenic Landscape

There were several raving reviews about the wildflowers at Figueroa Mountain last week so I decided to check it out for myself. I went there last year and there were poppies, carpets of lupine, bush lupine, etc… everywhere but this time there was a decent poppy display but hardly any lupine or anything else for …

Shooting Stars

There was an impressive amount of lupine at Figueroa Mountain last week but the shooting stars was by far the most interesting wildflower I saw. I don’t recall ever seeing one before so it was pretty cool to see a few along a trail even if it looked a little past peak. Shooting stars is …

Figueroa Mountain Wildflowers

Figueroa Mountain is amazing place. Though the wildflower season was probably a bit past peak, there were still plenty of places with nice displays of flowers including this forested area carpeted with lupine. The scenic vistas from Figueroa Mountain were equally as nice as it reminded me of Mount Tamalpais, just north of San Francisco. …

Cachuma Lake

My dad proposed to my mom 30-something years ago but the only story I kept hearing about from that date was how my dad almost caused a fire while trying to make lunch for the two of them at Cachuma Lake. Funny how the memory works because when I asked my mom a few years …