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)
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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 islands 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.