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Ken McAlpine is the author of eight books, a collection of fiction, non-fiction, and essays. His most recent novel, "Juncture," is a cerebral "Jaws"; a suspense-filled thriller, a story of primal love and our changing oceans and, perhaps, a final fork in the road. "West is Eden: Reflections on this Gift Called Life," is a collection of his KCET essays. He lives in Ventura.

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SoCal Wanderer

Backpacking to Horseshoe Mesa in the Grand Canyon

We amble through what's called "transitional country" -- not the remote backcountry of the Canyon, but far from civilization nonetheless.
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SoCal Wanderer

Rafting the Colorado River Through the Grand Canyon

Here's the best thing about rafting down the Colorado: unlike other grand adventures, pretty much anyone can do it.

The 1970s: Cousteau's Odyssey Continues

To a very small degree, I have done my best to follow in the footsteps of Jacques Cousteau.
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SoCal Wanderer

Exploring the Northern California Redwood Forests

"Within the borders of Jedediah Smith Redwood State Park, a man informed me that Bigfoot had been sighted not far away."
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SoCal Wanderer

A Desert Epiphany in Joshua Tree

The desert wreaks strangeness, epiphany, and apocalypse on many.
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SoCal Wanderer

Paddling Along the Rivers of Mendocino County

The Noyo and Navarro Rivers along the Mendocino coast offer plenty of opportunities for wildlife and coastal viewing.
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SoCal Wanderer

A Journey (And Some Fly Fishing) Through Lassen Volcanic National Park

Our writer takes a breathtaking road trip through California's northeast and gets a fly fishing lesson on the Upper Fall River.
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SoCal Wanderer

Kayaking Along Morro Bay

The town of Morro Bay is also one of the best places in the country to spot snowy plovers, great blue herons, great egrets, and peregrine falcons in the winter.
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SoCal Wanderer

Rafting the Tuolumne River

The area surrounding the designated Wild and Scenic River is virtually road-less, so much of the river can only be reached by boating.
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Northridge Rocks: Our Uneasy Relationship with Earthquakes

At best, our relationship with earthquakes is uneasy: Earthquakes are an inevitable part of our future. Not just California's, of course, but the world.
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