Forest Paths

DSC_0083A few days ago me and some of my family decided to go on a small trek hiking in the forest near my house. I had never been on this particular trail which is surprising since I have lived almost right next to it my whole life. It is amazing how the terrain is so different in this small canyon compared with the rest of the valley. It goes from being a semi desert to transforming into a luscious green forest similar to those on the coast. We were enthralled with it to say the least. We followed the path as it traversed next to and over the creek flowing with the spring run-off.DSC_0076 DSC_0084 DSC_0086 DSC_0097 DSC_0098 DSC_0099I always find it amazing that no matter where you go there is always a reminder that people have walked there before you, whether through graffiti or garbage left behind to rot. DSC_0101 DSC_0111 DSC_0126 DSC_0129 DSC_0130 DSC_0133My dad told us that the canyon was formed by water rushing through it. We were quite amazed by this fact as the rock walls were so tall compared to us. It is hard to imagine, especially when there is only a small creek left to remind us of how it was formed. DSC_0143 DSC_0147This is a water pipeline that went right across the canyon. Apparently it was used for irrigation way back when. My dad estimated that it must have been made in the 20s. I have no idea how they managed to make it, as it went straight down the wall of the canyon, across the creek, and then right back up the other wall. DSC_0155 DSC_0160 DSC_0168Of course, by the time we got to the end of the trail (Well at least the end of where there was a walkable trail for a two year old) it began to rain, so we had to rush out of there. We’re hoping to venture out again soon to another trail that is close by. I hope it is just as beautiful as this one!

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