Saturday, April 24, 2010

Morning Hike In Towsley Canyon

Headed over to Towsley Canyon again this morning for a hike. Towsley Canyon is a very popular area with the hikers of the Santa Clarita Valley. Today there were more people there than I've ever seen in all of my hikes there. The parking lots were full, but luckily I found a place to park in the "free" parking area. I saw a few birds out and about and could hear a lot of birds chirping and singing during the entire hike. I did about 3.5 miles today.

Most of the wildflowers have come and gone in this canyon, but now the purple thistle is blooming like crazy. They were everywhere!

The water in the creek was down some, even though we just had a little rain storm come through about 2 days ago.
Today I even saw a "guided nature tour" group. I have never seen that in Towsley Canyon before. Usually I only see "guided" tours over in Placerita Canyon. The hills are still very lush and green, but they will soon be turning brown as we head into summer.