Thursday, December 12, 2013
Hike 2013.056 -- Eaton Canyon Falls from Eaton Canyon Nature Center
On this day, I took a vacation day from my regular day job so I'd have time to work on writing a test for one of my night jobs. Unfortunately, I didn't get nearly as much of that done as I wanted, so I'll be spending a good part of the upcoming weekend trying to get that done.
With the whole day off, the plan was to start the day with a short hike. I waited long enough for the sun to rise and get the temperatures out of the 30s and probably out of the 40s. Then I took a very short, very easy, but scenic hike into Eaton Canyon.
I walked at a fast clip, as I've done this hike so many times before. My real interest often comes down to wondering how the falls look this time compared to previous times.
One clue to how the falls will look is to see how far down the canyon the water flows. Today, the answer was, "Barely out past the bridge."
I took plenty of pictures, then returned the way I came. About four miles roundtrip.
Additional write-ups of this hike elsewhere on this blog would provide more detailed driving directions. There isn't much to add to the hiking directions, though. You just go "up-wash," until you reach the falls.