2013 Fire Restirctions
Due to high fire danger, fire and smoking restrictions are now in effect on all National Park Service land in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. For details, please download the public notice or call 805-370-2301. More »
Update on Park Closures
All NPS trails are open at Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa! Currently, this park site is only open sunrise to sunset.
Hike #7 - My Last BBT Trek
This hike was amazingly difficult to find the trail head due to the heavy mist that morning. A few jokes were thrown around on how this area reminded us of a tropical place. As we started the hike, in the nice cool morning, our lead ranger decided to show us an area with signs of fossils. This was a great way to get our groups attention with their morning sleepiness. The trail was filled with mined out fossils. Not much is left behind, but at least our group was able to see the imprint of the patterns placed on the rock.
Unfortunately this was MY last Backbone Trial hike. I wasn't able to participate in the last hike due to a mandatory participation in a school event. Also I feel I should let my audience know that the main reasons my last three blogs have been postponed were due to life situations, (my graduation and vacations). I am happy though, to have met so many wonderful people through this program. We had a pretty enthused group. They were nice enough to pose in a picture with me, haha. I actually have this picture up on my desk. This memory will never fade and it reminds me why I love my job, my park, and our mission with the NPS.
Please check out the last blog. Just because I couldn't finish the last hike doesn't mean there isn't a last blog. – Ranger Razsa
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Did You Know?
Comprising 153,075 acres, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area is the world's largest urban national park. It has more area codes (5) and zip codes (26), including the notable 90210 zip code of Beverly Hills, than any other unit in the National Park System.