Five dogs and their pack of 3 people. “Myself, my son and daughter in law”, took a five mile hike to see an abandoned Copper Mine… I took so many photographs along the way.
We started off on an old wagon trail, “Lone Jack Road” situated in the hills of our nearby town of San Marcos California. We followed the road that ran along side Copper Creek.
Copper Creek’s water source comes from the Escondido Creek Watershed, Escondido California. It begins at the upper headwaters in Bear Valley above Lake Wohlford. The creek then flows down through a series of man-made ponds which were excavated as part of the mining efforts and all the way to the San Elijo Lajoon in Encinitas, CA.
There are some really calm parts, it looks almost as if there is no flow.
To large waterfalls…
There were also large patches of Wild Sage. It sure smelled wonderful.
And some pink!
I don’t know what this white one is. If anyone knows, feel free to comment. There was also a stand of trees.
I read that these trees were grown for firewood during the mining days.
From far away they looked like they were spray painted yellow.