I needed a short day of hiking so a few trails in Palos Verdes was my choice. My main problem for the day was that the guidebook I was using was very out of date. Two of the parking locations were looked very different than from that described, so that caused confusion right off the bat. I also, for whatever reason, completely ran out of gas after about five hours of hiking. I’m not sure why, especially after I had such a strong hike last week. Still, hiking on Palos Verdes Peninsula is a feast for the eyes. I must come back more often.
I returned to Santa Ynez this week and had a great time. Creekside hiking, ridgetop hiking, meadow hiking – this hike had it all including peace and quiet and plenty of solitude. I felt physically and mentally strong as my new hiking strategies seem to be paying off big.
I had to go back to Fall Creek. Last time I was here I had one of my toughest hikes. This time I came in from the other direction, off of Big Tujunga Canyon Road, a half mile or so from Angeles Forest Highway. The conditions were better but it was still pretty rough, almost as if the trail has now been abandoned.