Wat we doen

Welcome to Santa Barbara County Hikers!

My name is Curt Cragg, founder of the Santa Barbara County Hikers Meetup Group. I coordinate and lead our weekly Saturday hikes. I also coordinate volunteer trail projects on behalf of the Santa Barbara County Trails Council through our companion volunteer Meetup site http://www.meetup.com/Santa-Barbara-Trail-Volunteers/ .

We all benefit from free access to the extensive network of trails throughout our coastal mountains, along the Gaviota coastline, in the Santa Ynez Valley and across the spectacular Santa Barbara back country. The County’s trail system is a community resource that is at its best when it is maintained and regularly put to use.

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Although we do not charge to join our Meetup group, each hike we takes reminds us that the community resource we love is also a community responsibility. There are many ways to fulfill that obligation. One way is to join the Santa Barbara County Trails Council: http://sbtrails.org/join/ Your membership supports our recreational hiking program, trail maintenance program, as well as, the planning and construction of new trails in Santa Barbara County for all users. As a new member you will also receive a local hiking trails map pack.

Thanks for joining Santa Barbara County Hikers and now come join us for a hike for run, fitness and the incredible beauty that surrounds us!

Curt Cragg

Santa Barbara County Trails Council Board Member
REI In-store Instructor
SB Hikers Meetup Founder

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Geplande evenementen (2)

Wednesday Night Conditioning Hike

Jesusita Trailhead

"How fast will you go, and how strenuous is this?” The short answer is: We definitely won’t be running, but these hikes usually take the form of a[masked] MPH uphill pace and a shortish break at the top or turnaround spot (15-30 minutes max, unless otherwise noted, because most people have things to do and would rather be home before the sun comes up). I don’t leave people behind (unless they’re really annoying, and/or we’re running from an apex predator). These will all be “out and back” hikes, so the odds of you getting lost or left behind are minimal (separate of the annoying and/or predator factors). "How long will the hike hike take?" Well, it depends on the size of the group. For these hikes, here's an average: Jesusita to Inspiration Point and back: ~2.5 hours Rattlesnake to Gibraltar Road and back: ~2 hours Rattlesnake to Gibraltar Rock and back: ~2.5 hours Arroyo Burro to 420 Rock: ~2 hours Arroyo Burro to the Notch: ~2.5 hours (Any longer or shorter is up to you.) IMPORTANT NOTE: Hikes start at 6:05 on the dot. If you're late, hustle and you might catch us. "Can't you start earlier so we don't have to hike in the dark?" No, these are "night" hikes. Hiking in the dark builds character. (And most people have day jobs.) That said, bring a headlamp, plenty of water, and whatever snacks you may require, along with the appropriate layering that you might need for when the breeze picks up and the temps drop by 20 degrees (which does happen sometimes). But hey, I’m not your mom, so whatever. This is also a dog-friendly outing, so if you have a friendly dog who is good off leash, then they are more than welcome. (I will have my 7 month-old pup along for these jaunts, so if you’re canine averse, that’s unfortunate.) If you're concerned about poison oak, watch this video before this, or any, hike: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4oyoDRHpQK0 Friends, lurkers, plus-ones, etc. are also welcome, but y’all are responsible for your ownselves and own safety (as are the people in this group). No guarantees, no cash value, no refunds. Note, if you're not signed up, show up early, because we'll start before 6:05 if everyone signed up shows up. See you at the trailhead (or not).

Cold Spring + Montecito Peak

Cold Spring Trailhead

This will be a moderately-paced (2.5 mph) 9-miler with upwards of 3800’ of gain, hiking the Cold Spring Trail to Camino Cielo along with Montecito Peak. Pretty basic, but always a good workout. NOTE: This is a "rain OR shine" hike---meaning, if it's dumping rain, the hike is still on. (So, no need to post weather updates if you see a cloud or two.) This is also a dog-friendly outing, so if you have a friendly dog who is good off leash, then they are more than welcome. (I'll have my 8-month-old pup along, so if you’re canine averse, that’s unfortunate.) If you're concerned about poison oak, watch this video before this, or any, hike: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4oyoDRHpQK0 Friends, lurkers, plus-ones, etc. are also welcome, but y’all take sole and full responsibility (as do the people officially in this group). Showing up means you've read all the disclaimers and agree to hold only yourself responsible for your safety and your behavior. No guarantees, no cash value, no refunds. Also note, if you're not signed up, show up early, because we'll start before the start time if everyone signed up shows up. See you at the trailhead (or not).

Vorige evenementen (899)

Trail Talk: Riding the Old Spanish Trail

Faulkner Gallery - Santa Barbara Public Library

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