Saturday was goooood. Went hiking up Cold Spring Canyon trail on Saturday. It's been awhile. Hiking in the front country has been pretty screwy the past year because of the brushfires around Santa Barbara. Lots of closed trails, plus the fact that I'm kind of a wuss about hiking during fire season. I don't relish the possibility of getting crisped.
Still, it was a perfect day for it, sunny but cool. Just warm enough so that a jacket wasn't necessary.
I gots pics! Clicky to embiggen....
You can see where the burn areas are. They're pretty much closed off right now, to keep the erosion down to a minimum.
More burned areas.
It's not all burned out though. The photo from my little pocket camera doesn't really capture how cool this view was.
These clouds popped over the range in just a few minutes time. Temperature dropped and I could feel the humidity rise almost immediately. Felt great.
Nothing really to say here, I just like the sort of crenellated nature of this ridgeline.
Creek crossing deep inside Cold Spring Canyon, about a mile up from the trailhead.
And from the trailhead, a reminder that not everyone in Santa Barbara is a lefty fruitcake.