Caballero Canyon / Garapito Canyon
I hiked up to Dirt Mulholland and Topanga State Park from the Valley side. Nice, mellow day.
It looked like it might be another foggy day, but as I climbed blue sky began to appear. Photo 2 – After about a mile and half I reached Dirt Mulholland. This shot is of the Santa Susana Mountains to the north.
I walked down Dirt Mulholland, a wide fire road, to Bent Arrow Trail. Bent Arrow is short but fun and connects to the next trail. The fog in the canyon below looked like rising steam. Soon I came to a Fire Road #30 and the trailhead for Garipitio Canyon Trail. This is a hiker’s only trail.
Finding solitude in beautiful Garapito Canyon.
Photo 1 – After a long descent into the canyon, Garapito Trail rises up to Eagle Rock Fire Road. If you look closely, you can see the tower in the distance that I visited on my Hondo Canyon hike. Photo 2 – It seemed like I was climbimg forever. There were several instances when I was sure I was about to reach the top, only to find yet another switchback or false summit.
Hiking up to Eagle Rock
One of Eagle Rock’s caves
Photo 2 – I scrambled to the highest point and took a seat.
Looking toward the ocean from the top of Eagle Rock.
Killer Rabbit Cloud
Photo 1 – I arrived at the four way junction known as Hub Junction. Photo 2 – I took Fire Road #30 which completed the loop portion of the hike. Photo 3 –
One final panoramic shot of Oat Mountain and the rest of the Santa Susana Mountains.