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Hell Creek runs dry!

I went for a hike in Hellhole Canyon Preserve in Valley Center, San Diego County, California.

I bet it is not running dry now, we got rain last night!! 

If you missed the first part of this hike here is the link.

https://virily.com/science-nature/hellhole-canyon-preserve/

Now for the rest…

#1 Rodriguez Mountain and Hellhole Canyon!

This all used to be one farm. Imagine living here.. taking the horses down to the creek and exploring the hillsides...

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#2 A cave

I tried to zoom in so you could see the cave. Can you see it? 

#3 Some of the crew..

My son, Luna and Penny all waiting for me to catch up. See that tree above them? 

I mentioned in the previous post how wildfires from 2003 and 2007 went through this area, burning thousands of acres. This area was hit hard twice, but a lot of the giant trees survive. The tree that is above them is one. It is a very old Live Oak Tree, with its bark charred by the fires. What I didn't show you was the trunk of that tree...

#5 Point of contact

It's been there awhile.. 

#6 The tree..

I walked around and this was the front. It looks like a dinosaur to me. 

#9 Sycamore and Willow Trees

Can you spot my son? 

#10 This plant

Grows out of crevices of giant boulders, and is a shade plant only. I am not sure of the name. 

There is a page two, make sure to click for more, we haven't made it down to the creek bed  yet..

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