We only saw one hiker a woman all by her self. She is braver then me. It seemed like you were out in the middle of no where.Who knows who is out there. I would be worried about Coyotes and just falling and breaking a leg.My neighbor use to hike this area and she always saw Coyotes. We kept Maulie on her leash til we got close to home just in case we ran into a coyote.
So with a walk down our dirt road and across a paved road we were on our way.Enjoy our hike and be glad you didn't have to go uphill!
Just remember beauty can be in a lush forest a beautiful waterfall but in our neck of the woods it is in the solitude and sparse shapes of plants and mountains around us.
This is a prickly pear cactus that the dye cochineal comes from.
It is an insect that attaches to the cactus.
You have to squish it to get a red pink color
Maulie was ready
Up and around the mountain we go
Were going around the triangle hill
There is a house at the top of those rocks
It feels like were on top of the world
This was especially hard to walk down
The orange Witches hair or Dodder is a parasitic plant that grows on other plants.
It produces a natural dye color of orange and yellow.
I have gathered it before and boiled it.
My color turned more of a mellow yellow.
Sycuan Casino in the distance of Dehesa
Habitat restoration area
Singing hill golf course the other side of the mountain
Lake in the distance
I was exhausted and then we had to go uphill!
Mount Helix and la Mesa
Beautiful but scary when it's wildfire season which is year round
We were pooped!
Up the Mountain we go
Maulie stopped in protest
Were back to Crest I love that windmill
Final leg of our hike
Maulie was happy to be home and so was I.
Saturday was just the beginning of a busy weekend.
We would go to Long beach for my mother in laws 99th Birthday
and then a day at Knotts Berry Farm with the family.
I am so glad to be home and hooking away on my rug once again.