Thursday, March 22, 2012

Great Hike On A Spring Morning - Pico Canyon

This morning, my dog Hiker and I joined our friend Linda to take a hike in Pico Canyon.

Pico Canyon is very historic as the California oil industry had it's start in this canyon right here in the Santa Clarita Valley. The first commercial oil well was located in this canyon. It was designated as Well #4. Below is the capped off well as it looks today.

We were surprised at how green things were in the canyon since we have not had much rain, but it was beautiful and we really enjoyed this hike.

We stopped by a historic oil rig to take a few photos. We are so glad that the city has decided to preserve all of this historic equipment.


  1. History and nature al rolled into one. Looks like hiker had a fun day. You too.

  2. oh Kay you do inspire me!
    So nice to find your blog
    as I hike around reading blogs this morning
    and Wow!
    I like it here:)
    Makes me want to lace up my boots
    and head out into the light drizzle
    to see what I can see.
    thanks for the happy inspire,

  3. HHHMMMmmm... beautiful scenery, old machinery, rocks, blue skies - not that different downunder here in OZ!

  4. What a lovely hike you took! Beautiful scenery!


Thanks for hiking along with me and Hiker.