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Monday, November 15, 2010

Chorro Grande area, near Ojai

We went up to the Chorro Grande area in the mountains in back of Ojai last weekend. We stopped in Meiners Oaks on the way up; Sara visited with her friend Jen and I tooled around town on my bike, noting all of the fruit trees with fruit on them -- grapefruit, oranges, persimmons, pomegranate, etc. Lovely. The next day Sara went for a hike with the spatial group, I puttered around in the hills on the other side of Sespe Creek. Full album is here.

sunrise, cold
water for coffee, stove operated from sleeping bag
the bee
native (?), pretty

one of the benefits of dating a jewish girl
selective focus


Quercus dumosa (?)

Mountain Mahogany

This is as far as I got on my hike, stopped by the chaparral...
views from the ridge I was on, looking E (above) and NW back to the cars (below)
the bee and the spatial crew went N over the ridge near the cars and up the big mountain, something like a 3000' gain.
Sespe Creek bed
Mtn Mahogany
sorta selective focus

there were lots of blue jays hanging out in the chaparral
selective focus, Chia

view on the other side of the ridge I went up
more chia

little pinyon pine

oak, cork
the little ridge I went up on

Sespe Creek
clouds coming over the ridge

Bee's watercolor of the little hill we parked next to

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