Saturday, March 13, 2010

Hiking Vasquez Rocks - 03/13/2010

What started out to be a Saturday photo-op at Vasquez Rocks County Park turned into a 3-mile hike. I drove up to Vasquez Rocks to look for wildflowers, but once I got there, I decided to start hiking some of the areas in the park that I had never investigated before. Usually when I head up there, I stay mainly around the “famous” rocks, the ones that everyone has seen in the movies and on TV shows, but today, I hiked out behind the “main rock” then headed over to a section of the Pacific Crest Hiking Trail. The Pacific Crest Trail, or PCT, travels from Mexico to Canada through 3 western states, California, Oregon and Washington. Here is a link to information about this trail:

I had hoped that there would be wildflowers, but the only ones I saw were some little purple ones that blanketed the floors of the canyon and a couple of others that were actually some bushes that were in bloom, one being Bladderpod. There were a lot of people there enjoying the park and even some rock climbers.

All in all, I had a great morning. Spent 2 ½ hours exploring and loving every minute of it.

If you are interested in reading more about Vasquez Rocks County Park, here are some links that you may find interesting:


  1. Outstanding pictures again. You should be in good shape with all that hiking. I always walked a lot until the last few years.

  2. This looks like a beautiful spot.The pock formations are amazing.

  3. Beautiful pictures, Kay.... Glad you went to the Vasquez Rocks. All of those hikes must be incredible... I do love the little plurple flowers... BUT--those rocks are all just so interesting... Thanks for sharing!!! (The rocks do look different from the big rocks we saw while in Arkansas.. Did you see that blog post??? It was the one from the Ouachita Mtns.)



Thanks for hiking along with me and Hiker.