“A Bad Wheel And Rabbit Holes” (Sycamore Canyon Falls – January 22, 2023)

It was only upon closer inspection as we got further down the Old Cabin Trail that we noticed there was a yellow and blue chopper hovering over the mouth…

“The Oldest Hiker” (Black Star Canyon Falls – January 8, 2023)

I reminded Mom of how Tahia cried at certain parts of this hike when we last did this 3 years ago, and I guess now Mom understood at this point why Julie…

“Sloppy Seconds” (Millard Falls – January 6, 2023)

Following this trail a little further, I then got to what appeared to be another crossing leading to what seemed to be a ledge trail on the correct side…

“Narrow New Years Window” (Upper Hot Spring Canyon Falls – January 2, 2023)

As Julie tepidly stepped onto a rock while leading back against the moderately steep slope, I saw that she slipped and fell with her hip seemingly bouncing…

“Code Words” (Allison Gulch Falls – May 6, 2022)

As I continued the rough boulder scrambling with plenty more spots of bushwhacking through overgrowth, I especially had to pay attention to more sections…

“Getting The Word Out” (Bridge to Nowhere and Devils Gulch Falls – April 1, 2022)

This trail was actually surprisingly benign though I did at one moment jab my shoulder against a protruding branch, and it actually put a hole in my…

“Sudden Change Of Plans” (Switzer Falls, Cooper Canyon Falls, and Buckhorn Falls – March 27, 2022)

That really made me feel bad, and it was probably the last bit of reinforcement that I really pushed our luck with this bit of an adventure when so many…

“Technology Test Run” (Eaton Canyon Falls – March 19, 2022)

…I guess that just goes to show you just how urbanized the Eaton Canyon Falls hike has become that now I’m the outlier when I show up in proper gear…

“The Firefall Pilgrimage” (Yosemite and Sonoma, California – February 24, 2022 to February 26, 2022)

I was kind of hoping that we wouldn’t need them for this trip since the storm that blew by here two days ago should be long gone, but then I knew that the cold…

“Peak Of The Bell Curve” (Eaton Canyon Falls – February 20, 2022)

As we went through this part of Eaton Canyon, we noticed more infrastructure that I guess we hadn’t really noticed in our past visits (which goes to show you…

“Messy Productivity” (Lower Fox Canyon Falls and Fall Creek Falls – January 28, 2022)

Although this trail didn’t look all that steep from where we were standing, it became obvious that once we committed to the steep scramble, we pretty much…

“Prioritizing The Waterfall” (Devils Gulch Falls and Trail Canyon Falls – January 21, 2022 to January 22, 2022)

…in one moment, Dad managed to trip and fall down on the trail, where he actually landed on a yucca plant as well as split his pinky, which was bleeding…

“Two Weeks Too Late” (Upper Hot Spring Canyon – January 15, 2022)

Maybe it was a good thing that there wasn’t more water here or else there would be no way to even get a look at even part of the falls without getting right…

“A Jay Day” (Big Tujunga Canyon – January 8, 2022)

…all this barefoot walking (especially since I was wearing Chacos) made me very wary of poison oak exposure… as both Jay and I were bushwhacking…

“New Year’s Season’s Seizure” (Ortega Highway and Big Tujunga Canyon – December 31, 2021 to January 1, 2022)

She blamed me for telling her that it wasn’t the falls so she didn’t want to do the hike, but she didn’t want to hear the truth that she didn’t own her…

“Risks and Consequences” (Santa Paula Canyon Falls – March 5, 2021)

But just as Mom and I were about to turn and walk downstream, Dad suddenly took a spill and fell belly-first next to the ground that we had stood on…

“Devious Intentions” (Etiwanda Falls – February 27, 2021)

The cop was still there issuing citations. I took the opportunity to ask him where the nearest legal parking spaces were. At first, he gave me a smug answer…

“Tying Up Loose Ends” (Carmel and Big Sur – February 5, 2021 to February 8, 2021)

So I made sure that each of my steps were sure and steady even though my face, legs, and arms were being whipped and scratched by the twigs of the fallen trees as I was scrambling…

“Whimpering Dogs” (Circle X Ranch and The Grotto Falls – January 30, 2021)

…we did notice another party with dogs that were also whimpering. There was something about this place that dogs didn’t seem to like apparently…

“Sin Mascara” (Bonita Falls – January 18, 2021)

Sure enough when we finally got to the familiar entrance for the Eaton Canyon Falls, we saw that the gate to its large parking lot was indeed closed…