And that's when he found Placerita Canyon!
We took the main trail this time...but they have so many others.
Lots of shady trees, like Switzer Falls. We once went hiking on a trail with no shade whatsoever. You couldn't even find a bush tall enough to cool you off if you were laying on your back! It was awful. Shade is a must, folks.
This isn't a two-lane trail you're seeing. On the left is the walking trail, on the right is a dry stream that we're hoping will be up and running by spring.
There were lots of these California Woodpeckers around. The only thing you could hear in these parts was their incessant pecking of wood. This guy is just about to place his acorn in the hole he just made. You can see a bunch of them in the tree already.
The sun was getting low...
Time to head home. But we'll be back!