Lake Los Carneros Photos

Lake Los Carneros Clouds
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Lake Los Carneros Clouds

Lake Los Carneros is one of the best kept secrets in the Santa Barbara area. You can literally drive right by it without even knowing it's there. The 101 freeway through Santa Barbara passes only a couple hundred feet from the lake, but the ridge where I was standing to get this shot hides the lake completely.


Lake Los Carneros
Friday, May 27, 2005
Lake Los Carneros

There are some places that you can live right next to and never know they are there. The Monarch Butterfly Overwintering spot in Santa Barbara is one of them, and this is another.

I know I am not the only one that is surprised by this place. Last week at the Art Walk I listened to a "Local" tell his friends from out of town that this was the bird refuge, right down the street from where we were standing (which, of course, it is not).

Where I was standing to take this picture, I had my back to the 101 Freeway about 50 feet away, right near the Los Carneros exit. But, due to the rolling land and the trees, you would never have any idea it was here. Fortunately there is a good adult education program here that has some excellent nature hikes.