Archive for July, 2011

  • This week we continued our quest to walk all 256 miles of public streets within the city limits of Santa Barbara. But rather than report on a specific adventure, we’ve decided to share with you some of the photos of sidewalk contractor stamps and other interesting sidewalk markings we’ve seen along the way. Some of you may recall that our very first Urban Hikers submission to Edhat concerned something we had seen along our hiking route, even before we had officially become the “Urban Hikers”. More specifically it was a “Strange Symbol” that we photographed and submitted in hopes […] 0

    Sidewalk Special

    This week we continued our quest to walk all 256 miles of public streets within the city limits of Santa Barbara. But rather than report on a specific adventure, we’ve decided to share with you some of the photos of sidewalk contractor stamps and other interesting sidewalk markings we’ve seen along the way. Some of you may recall that our very first Urban Hikers submission to Edhat concerned something we had seen along our hiking route, even before we had officially become the “Urban Hikers”. More specifically it was a “Strange Symbol” that we photographed and submitted in hopes […]

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  • This hike is one we decided to do “1-way”, which required us to park one car near the 5-points intersection on the Eastside, and the other at the corner of Westmont Road and Westmont Road. Yep, that’s right – we parked at the intersection of two roads with exactly the same name…definitely an Urban Hike first. # # # # We took this hike on a beautiful early Saturday morning, and walked all or part of the following streets, which lie within the boundary of the City of Santa Barbara: Westmont, Coyote (to Banana) and Sycamore Canyon. Along the […] 0

    Decade-old Detour

    This hike is one we decided to do “1-way”, which required us to park one car near the 5-points intersection on the Eastside, and the other at the corner of Westmont Road and Westmont Road. Yep, that’s right – we parked at the intersection of two roads with exactly the same name…definitely an Urban Hike first. # # # # We took this hike on a beautiful early Saturday morning, and walked all or part of the following streets, which lie within the boundary of the City of Santa Barbara: Westmont, Coyote (to Banana) and Sycamore Canyon. Along the […]

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  • This week we continue our report about the airport and its surrounding area. Like parts I and II of our story, all of the stuff you are about to see takes place (or can be seen) from City property. Even though it looks like Goleta, is surrounded by Goleta and acts like Goleta, this area is really within the City limits of Santa Barbara. # # # # As we’ve already mentioned, the airport “hike” is actually comprised of several hikes. Today we give you brief histories of a thriving Chumash village that began long before the arrival of the […] 0

    Airport Urban Hike Part III

    This week we continue our report about the airport and its surrounding area. Like parts I and II of our story, all of the stuff you are about to see takes place (or can be seen) from City property. Even though it looks like Goleta, is surrounded by Goleta and acts like Goleta, this area is really within the City limits of Santa Barbara. # # # # As we’ve already mentioned, the airport “hike” is actually comprised of several hikes. Today we give you brief histories of a thriving Chumash village that began long before the arrival of the […]

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