Flowers and Falls

This post refers to two hikes. Click the links in the description below to see more photos for each hike.

I visited Cedar Creek Falls in the San Diego backcountry a few weeks ago. I was lucky to go when I did. Two days after I was there the trailhead parking was closed, one of the first trailheads to close due to Covid-19 social distancing. While the draw and for the hike was to photograph the falls, I also enjoyed the flowers and hillside.

The flower below was taken along another trail, Dripping Springs Trail just the other day.

Poppy Light
Grassy Hillside – on the Cedar Creek Trail
Cedar Creek Valley
Cedar Creek Falls

Palomar Mountain State Park

In mid-March, I hiked with a few friends in Palomar Mountain State Park. It was a foggy, drizzly day, just right for some photos. I love the forest trails in this park.

Spruce and Oak
An Acorn Party with Hats
Woodpecker Storage
The holes in the downed tree were drilled by woodpeckers that like to store their acorns in these holes.
Incense Cedar

Click here to see the other photos from this day.