31 January 2012

sketches

Sketch for the month of January that were "in situ", as it were.





A bit of water and green flowing along.

Then I suddenly find myself far away.

17 January 2012

Cozy Dell

Los Padres National Forest


Locate the trail head.

I decided to go hiking down in the Ojai area, specifically a little trail I keep seeing the sign for when just barely out of the city going along highway 33. It just says Cozy Dell, which sounds nice and unexpected so close to the city, and usually has a few cars near it. Looking up the trail, I found it isn't a very long thing, but looking at the map, I could see that it actually connects with an unimproved road which further connects to some more trails. I decided upon a route that would head up the canyon on the road to where it ended at a couple springs, then head back to the intersection and head up to a campground as my turn around point. I printed out the upper right corner of the Matilija quad and took off for the trail.

orange groves
Orange groves and such down in the valley as the road wiggles its way toward Wheeler Gorge.

01 January 2012

hikes of 2012

 Cozy Dell, Los Padres National Forest: Jan 17

 Cromer and beaches east, Norfolk, United Kingdom: Feb 11

 Cromer and beaches west, Norfolk, United Kingdom: Feb 12

 Cromer, Norfolk, United Kingdom: Feb 13

 Blue Canyon, Los Padres National Forest: Feb 29

 Nicholas Flat, Leo Carrillo State Park: Mar 3

 Seven Falls and Three Pools, Santa Barbara front country: Mar 21

 Dawn Mine, Angeles National Forest: Mar 24

 Lion Canyon and Rose Valley Falls, Los Padres National Forest: Mar 29

 San Ysidro Trail, Santa Barbara front country: Apr 12

 Chorro Grande to Reyes Peak to Piedra Blanca, Los Padres National Forest: Apr 19-21

 Thorn Point, Los Padres National Forest: May 2

 Sandstone Peak, Circle X Ranch: May 6

 Little Pine Mountain, Los Padres National Forest: May 15

 Nordhoff Tower and Chief Peak, Los Padres National Forest: May 25

 Gaviota Wind Caves, Gaviota State Park: Jun 2

 Matilija Middle Fork, Los Padres National Forest: Jun 7

 Toro Canyon Park, Carpinteria: Jun 14

 Carpinteria Bluffs, Carpinteria: Jun 14

 Indian Canyon, Los Padres National Forest: Jun 18-20

 Eaton Canyon, Altadena front country: Jun 28

 Cathedral Lakes to Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park: Jul 3-8

Yosemite Falls and Mirror Lake, Yosemite National Park: Jul 8

 Dog Lake and Lembert Dome, Yosemite National Park: Jul 9

 Romero Canyon, Santa Barbara Front Country: Jul 20

 King's Creek Falls, Lassen Volcanic National Park: Jul 24

 Twin Lakes Loop, Lassen Volcanic National Park: Jul 25

 Brokeoff Mountain, Lassen Volcanic National Park: Jul 26

 Warner Valley, Lassen Volcanic National Park: Jul 28

 Prospect Peak and Cinder Cone, Lassen Volcanic National Park: Jul 30

 Spanish Peak, Bucks Lake Wilderness, Plumas National Park: Aug 6

 Horseshoe Meadow to Wallace Lake, Inyo National Forest and Sequoia National Forest: Aug 11-19

 Wind Caves and ridges, Gaviota State Park: Sept 6

 Rattlesnake Canyon, Santa Barbara front country: Sept 18

 Gaviota Peak, Gaviota State Park and Los Padres National Forest: Oct 11

 Yellow Hill Fire Road, Leo Carrillo State Park: Oct 14

 Warm Springs Mountain, Angeles National Forest: Oct 25

 Wildwood Canyon Park, Burbank: Nov 4

 Piru Creek from Gold Hill, Los Padres National Forest: Nov 7

 Piru Creek from Hardluck, Los Padres National Forest and Hungry Valley: Nov 14

 Rattlesnake Canyon, Santa Barbara front country: Nov 19

 Whitaker Peak, Angeles National Forest: Nov 27

 Potrero John, Los Padres National Forest: Dec 9

 Chorro Grande, Los Padres National Forest: Dec 9

 Haddock and Reyes Peaks, Los Padres National Forest: Dec 10

 Upper North Fork Matilija Creek, Los Padres National Forest: Dec 19-20

 Knapp's Castle, Los Padres National Forest inholding: Dec 24

 La Cumbre Peak, Los Padres National Forest: Dec 24

 Rattlesnake and Mission Canyons loop, Santa Barbara Front Country: Dec 30


hikes 2012