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Cattails on the left with Cottenwoods in fall color, in the background, along the Sespe Creek in the Sespe National Wilderness of the Los Padres National Forest, approximately 40 miles north of Ojai, California, October 2009. Sespe Creek is a medium-sized stream in Ventura County that starts at Portero Seco and is formed by more than thirty tributary streams before it empties into the Santa Clara River in Fillmore. Thirty-one miles of Sespe Creek are designated as a National Scenic Waterway, and is untouched by dams or concrete channels.