Saturday, January 3, 2009

Eaton Walk

At Eaton Canyon you park near the Nature Center, cross the wash and turn left to hike the many paths. At least it seems that's what most people do. The hike to Henninger Flats is especially popular. Or this time of year folks can walk in the wash itself. Later, after we have more rain (please), they can splash in the water.

If, however, you turn right past the wash, you cross under this archway. Pretty soon you'll find your way to a sign marking the entrance to Moist Canyon.

Boz and I like Moist Canyon, which right now is a name more than a description. I understand part of the canyon's near a Pasadena Police Department firing range but so far, we've found it to be quiet. And it's very good for sniffing.

20 comments:

Chuck Pefley said...

That's a great tree limb. So graceful!

Destitute Rebel said...

Wow, the scenery mesmerizes me. You've captured the tranquility so well that one wants to be a part of the picture.

lynn said...

Really stunning.

Islipian said...

ooh, i love a good arching branch :-)

Vanda said...

Oh that's so awesome looking. I wish I lived in Pasadena.

Ted Thompson said...

That is beautiful. I like how the trees frame the path.

Laurie said...

Why don't I know about this?! I must hike here. In fact, I must get with you to find out all of the hiking places I don't know about.

Gorgeous shot, P.

altadenahiker said...

Keep checking those ads Vanda.

Saretta said...

Sniffing?

Is that tree branch broken, or just growing that way? Amazing!

Jilly said...

What a beautiful scene. Could have been used for next month's theme but I'm sure you'll find another such beauty, with the walking you do.

What a name - Moist Canyon. Love it!

Michael Coppess said...

Beautiful. Saw a rattlesnake crossing the trail here once.

Petrea said...

Hi everyone. Thanks, I'm glad you like the photo! It's a pretty place and easy to get to.

Vanda, I suspect prices are coming down. I'm seeing a lot of "For Rent" signs - folks are hanging on to houses rather than sell them. I know a trustworthy and knowledgeable real estate agent! (Really, I do.)

Laurie, I know a few places. Karin knows a few more. If Raine doesn't mind a gentle, kid-loving dog, I'll take you. This one in particular is easy.

I think it's growing that way, Saretta. The sniffing isn't just for the dog. I love getting out and smelling the different smells. Nice new glasses, by the way.

Thanks for the tip Michael! We'll be extra careful in hot weather.

Cafe Observer said...

Nice way to start de New Year b4 it changes back into the same old year.

P, I could use this walk to help recover from all the fun holiday festivities I've just endured.

Ms M said...

Love the way that tree limb arches. Also beautiful photo of Johnson Lake. Looks like you and Boz find many peaceful places, even if you are in a city.

USelaine said...

This reminds me of all those old western movie stunt riders whose horses gallop under one of these...

Petrea said...

I should have gotten a person into the picture for scale. Where the branch begins to arch away from the tree is about the height of a tall man.

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tikno said...

I am impressed with the image of tree in this picture.

Irina Netchaev said...

OMG... how gorgeous is that????? I absolutely love the photo. All I can say is WOW!!!

Petrea said...

Thank you Tikno!

Hi Irina, thanks. Glad you like it!