Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Rocks and Woods



I went hiking this past weekend with some lovely folks on the Switzer Falls Trail in Southern California.  I didn't bring my DSLR so here are a few snaps from my phone.  The trail was paved at the start, but gave way to a damp soil and clusters of rocks, weathered smoothed by flowing water.  There was a stream that sort of guided the way towards the ascent up the mountain.  Unfortunately, we were there so late in the season that the actual "waterfall" was more like a stream of water down the side of rocks.  It's supposed to be more impressive with the winter ice melting.  See the stream in this photo and the dampness of the soil?  I bet it really flows at other times in the year.  Walking through the forest was really nice, though. 




It was quite foggy that morning.  I've never hiked into fog before so that was pretty cool.  Here is how thick the fog was over the mountains.  The mountain tops were  covered for quite a while.  It was a cool morning (< 80 degrees Fahrenheit, woo hoo!) so the hike was really pleasant.  I'd say we did about 3.7 - 4.5 miles round trip.  It was a really good time!  I'd go again.

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