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Channel Islands National Park

View photographer Michael Darter's outtakes from his trip to Santa Cruz island for the July Adventures story "Return of the Natives" (Photos by Michael Darter, www.michaeldarter.com)
  • Shannon Davis sets a waypoint along the Montanon Trail.
  • The craggy coast west of Scorpion Anchorage.
  • Davis, in a stylish yellow helmet, paddles into Little Scorpion Anchorage.
  • The day winds down at the Campo Del Norte tent sites.
  • Davis and sea kayaking guide Andy Babcock paddle in for lunch.
  • Shannon Davis leaps across the Canada Del Puerto Creek.
  • Cruising Montanon Ridge.
  • The Montanon Trail is one of Santa Cruz Island's most scenic.
  • Fennel, an invasive plant, growing near Scorpion Anchorage.
  • A giant coreopsis, an island native, clings to the cliff side.
  • Shannon and Andy paddle out of a sea cave on the islandís northwest side.
  • View of Scorpion Rocks from above Scorpion Anchorage.
  • Surveying the mainland's snowcapped San Gabriel Mountains.
  • One of the few remaining feral pig carcasses on the island.
Shannon Davis sets a waypoint along the Montanon Trail.
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Shannon Davis sets a waypoint along the Montanon Trail.

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