Sunday, February 26, 2017
I had hiked there just over a month previously. However, the water was running too high for me to feel confident of being able to make the return on the first crossing. And, that being just the first crossing, I was not sure if I would be able to make all the other crossings I had to make last time, either. So I scrubbed the original plan, and decided to hike the Sunset Ridge Trail, instead.
Monday, February 13, 2017
Hike 2017.006 -- Sturtevant Falls from Chantry Flat, Big Santa Anita Canyon, Angeles National Forest
My waterfall shots are mostly longer exposures -- about f/16, ISO 100, and 1/4 of a second or so. That's why I get the soft, veil-like texture in the water. But this also makes the waterflow appear greater, because the water moves quite a bit during my exposures.
Parking requires an Adventure Pass or federal lands recreation pass. On weekends, the lot fills early. On Friday, I thought things would be easier, although the lot was basically at capacity when I got there (around 9am I think). I had to wait to park for a while because some dingus was digging around in his car for who knows what, and had his door blocking the only remaining spot in the lot.
Water was also coming down Big Santa Anita Canyon quite swiftly, as well.
Got some nice shots on my final approach, as well as at the base of the falls.
Too tired to take the route to the top of the falls, so I just headed back.
Rain is in the forecast for Friday and probably Saturday. I may try to hike on Sunday, visiting some waterfalls, again.