Thursday, February 23, 2012

Another Day In Towsley Canyon

Hiker and I like to hike in Towsley Canyon. We love taking the trail up to The Narrows. It was such a beautiful morning, around 70 degrees when we got there a little after 9:00 am.

It never matters what day we go to Towsley, the parking lot there is always full, even on week days.

Hiker saw two cotton tail rabbits run across the trail ahead of us. She didn't try to go after them, just stood there and watched them, then when we got up to where they had run across, she stopped and sniffed the ground.

Our total hike was about 3 miles which is about our average when we go out.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Short Hike In Hills Behind Central Park - Saugus, CA

It was 85 degrees in SoCal this afternoon. It was just too nice of a day to stay inside, so I gathered up Hiker and we drove over to Central Park in Saugus to hike the trail in the hills behind the park that goes up to a large water tank. The hike from the parking lot to the tank and back is about 1.64 miles. The red line in the photo is the trail.

The trail starts out at the back of the park near the dog park and starts out pretty steep. Since it was warm the day we did this hike, we took our time climbing up the trail and stopped a few times to catch our breath.

When we got to the top of the hill, there was this nice shaded spot (below).

You cannot got to the left as there are "No Trespassing" signs there for the Castaic Lake Water Agency, so we went to the right to head up to the water tank.

The view from near the water tank was 360 degrees. The photo below is looking to the southeast.

The following photo is looking west.

The next photo is looking north.

The photo below is looking down on the park and to the east.

This hike is only about 1.64 miles. It is somewhat steep at the beginning but more level once you reach the top of the ridge. It takes about 45 minutes up and back.