Monday, February 8, 2010

Placerita Canyon - Walker Ranch Trail and Creek - 02/08/2010

Went for a 2 1/2 mile hike this afternoon over in Placerita Canyon. Hiked up the Walker Ranch Trail along the creek. This creek ONLY runs during our "wet" season which is January through March.

Placerita Canyon has a nature center with birds and reptiles on display and also has many trails to hike.
It is also a great area for birders. Every Saturday, the nature center offers a nature walk and a bird walk.
Everything is turning very green because of the rainstorms we have been having, but by the end of June, beginning of July, the green wall turn to brown.
I'm hoping that all of this rain will make for a good wildflower year so I can get some good photos.

There is also much history in this canyon. It is the actual location of the first gold to ever be found in California, 12 years before the gold find at Sutter's Mill which started the California Gold Rush.

1 comment:

  1. Looks like an interesting hike and place to visit, Kay...

    More rain for you all????? GADS!!!! What a winter...


Thanks for hiking along with me and Hiker.