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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)

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Shannon Davis sets a waypoint along the Montanon Trail.

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The craggy coast west of Scorpion Anchorage.

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Davis, in a stylish yellow helmet, paddles into Little Scorpion Anchorage.

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The day winds down at the Campo Del Norte tent sites.

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Davis and sea kayaking guide Andy Babcock paddle in for lunch.

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Shannon Davis leaps across the Canada Del Puerto Creek.

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Cruising Montanon Ridge.

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The Montanon Trail is one of Santa Cruz Island’s most scenic.

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Fennel, an invasive plant, growing near Scorpion Anchorage.

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A giant coreopsis, an island native, clings to the cliff side.

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Shannon and Andy paddle out of a sea cave on the island’s northwest side.

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View of Scorpion Rocks from above Scorpion Anchorage.

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Surveying the mainland’s snowcapped San Gabriel Mountains.

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One of the few remaining feral pig carcasses on the island.