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The way back along the Secret Canyon Trail!

We had hiked a little over three miles and decided it was time to head back down the trail. I only took pictures when we stopped for lunch. We stayed a few hours until the marine layer started rolling in. This far away from the coast, about a 45 minute drive I didn’t think the fog would reach this area. We were up 3000 feet above sea level.

For the first part of this hike you can click below.

Secret Canyon Trail, Cleveland National Forest

I took pictures the whole way back down this trail. Which was not any wider than a goat trail. Hanging high above the valley below.  Well, you will see what I mean…

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#1 The fog starts to creep in..

Hazy sunny fog.. 

#2 Three dog day!

Better than a three dog night. 

(You can just barely see Luna, the black dog in front.) 

 

#3 The hill

is getting steep. Meika lets us catch up as she peers down. Luna runs back and forth making sure we are still coming. 

#4 Meika and Penny

Meika still standing sentinel on the bank. She is warning the other dogs of danger. Penny understands and is cautious.  

#5 Meika and Luna

she still stands on the bank of a bluff. Its a loooong way down!! Luna understands and is cautious as well. Tails erect.. Luna is funny, she will get all stiff. Every muscle rigid.. 

#6 I replace Meika

for a shot at what she was looking at. Boy that view. The willow trees are starting to turn yellow. Autumn is here! 

#7 The dead tree

One false step and there is nothing but the tops of trees. 

#8 Across the valley

there is an another trail. This is called Pine Creek Trail, it is the old rancher's dirt road. We walked a mile down this way and released we were on the wrong trail. 

#9 Pine Creek

The willow trees line the creek. Larger Coastal Live Oak Trees are the darker ones. Makes for a cool sight this time of year. 

#10 Vertigo

Geeze, did I mention I am afraid of heights? The trail is so tiny, the wide openness of nothing so large.. 

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Written by Kim_Johnson

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