Sunday, May 3, 2009

Spring in the Tehachapi Mountains

Hiking on the Black Oak Ranch with permission I was able to see what Bear Valley may have looked like before it was developed. Please enjoy the views.

This time of year is perfect to hike cross-country and on our trails in the open space and wilderness areas. The recent rain will bring more wildflowers and prolong our green grasslands. I like the canyons especially where you find wilderness at its best. Towering rock outcroppings, meadows, ferns, creeks that are not dried up yet, live canyon oaks with their spreading canopy, reaching-to-the-sky pines... A perfectly natural scene around every corner. Be prepared to climb over fallen trees, take water and make sure you tell someone where you are planning to go and when you expect to return.