I have shared this hike in a few posts recently, one was for Thursday’s Reflections and one was for Saturday’s Critters.
I took so many pictures on this five mile hike into a canyon near me called, Los Penasquitos. Meaning, “Little Cliffs”. There is Native American evidence here that leads back to as far as 7,000 years. But more importantly is the geological formations and soil types that make up the steep hillsides the riparioan stream corridors, and the flat mesa tops. Water flows year round here.
As we reached the waterfall area you can already hear the dogs splashing in the water.
Also called Steatite is a Talc-Schist and a type of metamorphic Rock which occurs where Tectonic Plates are.
They are made by heat and pressure with the influx of fluids. They do look kind of melted.
Crossing this waterfall is super hard, you have to gravel hop, not rock hop.The soapstone, when wet is too slick to stand on, much less walk on it.
It is about knee deep where you have to cross, and requires you to take off your shoes. The water is the temp of melted ice. Burr.