Happy Camp Canyon
Finally back to hiking after three long weeks away. This hike, located in Moorpark, is mostly flat. The first half is on the canyon bottom and the return on a high ridge. Overall I was, as the name suggests, happy with the hike.
I felt surrounded by these walls of earth.
Interesting plants along the way
Around the half way point stands a rusty pump and old water tank, leftovers from when this property was a working ranch.
There is a short climb up to the top of Big Mountain. The trail up isn’t in the best shape, with large fissures slicing down the middle. The dirt is soft and chalky.
Now up on the ridgeline, the trail runs north-south. I headed north, away from my final destination, in search of the highest peak and best view.
Photo 1 – Nearby oil pumps. Photo 2 – The view f
Soft, Velvety Hills