Sunday, January 23, 2011

Hike In Vasquez Rocks County Park

Today my younger brother Keith and I went over to Vasquez Rocks County Park in Agua Dulce, CA and hiked around on the rocks and in the canyons. These rock formations are thrust faults and an ancient tribe of Native Americans once lived in this region. Every time I hike in this location, I see things I didn't see the times before.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Hike To Placerita Falls

Today, my friend Linda and I took another hike. This time we hiked up to the Placerita Waterfall in the Placerita Canyon of Santa Clarita, CA.
The hike is 1.5 miles in from the trail head. The trail takes you across Placerita Creek (when we have our "wet" months), then goes up a hill into a narrow canyon. At the end of the canyon you find a waterfall that falls about 20 feet. I've heard that if you climb up the face of the cliff that there is another waterfall farther up, but these two "old ladies" didn't want to temp faith (LOL).
All in all, it was a great day.
Linda next to Placerita Creek

The meadow on the way to the falls

Linda and Me in the canyon

The canyon

The falls


Me and Linda next to the falls.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Hike To Whitney Canyon Falls

Today my friend Linda and I hiked to the Whitney Canyon falls. After the freak snow we had last week, the creek and falls are really flowing. This creek and these falls do not flow year-round. I have been up there when there is water and also when it is bone dry. They hike is only good when the water is flowing.
These falls have about 6 tiers. I had never hiked up to the high level tiers because I was usually by myself and didn't want to risk climbing the rocks and possibly falling and no one being their to help me. Today we got to go up to about the 4th tier and we could see the other tiers higher up.
There was actually still a little snow on the ground at some of the high elevations.
Linda is new to hiking, so she is really enjoying the places I am taking her. She said so far she enjoyed this hike the most.
I took several still photos during this hike and also made a video of the falls.

Linda looking at the left-over snow

Me looking at the snow

Me and Linda at the lowest tier of the falls

Here is the video I shot.