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Santa Cruz Island Adventure

Associate editor Shannon Davis's photo diary of his hiking and paddling trip to Santa Cruz Island.
  • Photographer and new pal Michael Darter.
  • View from the south side of Scorpion Canyon.
  • Scorpion Canyon Trail as it winds out of the canyon.
  • California brown pelicans on the Scorpion Rocks.
  • Michael Darter "shooting snaps." He shot 700 snaps a day.
  • Our awesome guide, Andy Babcock of Aqua Sports in Goleta, CA.
  • Darter paddles out of a sea cave west of Scorpion Anchorage.
  • Michael Darter on the Montanon Trail struggling under an overloaded pack.
  • View from High Mount, the highest point on the Montanon Trail.
Photographer and new pal Michael Darter.
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Photographer and new pal Michael Darter.

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