Sunday, August 8, 2010

Big Falls Done Right

Five years ago, we went to Big Falls near the San Gregornio Wilderness area of the San Bernardino Mountains. Unfortunately, we showed up in May 2005 thinking we could take advantage of the peak snowmelt for maximum viewing effect. Little did we realize that that logic would cause us to show up when the trail was closed!

So this morning, we returned to Big Falls under conditions that I normally wouldn't consider for waterfalling. After all, it was August, and mid- to late Summer was traditionally a horrible time to go waterfalling in the Southland. But with June Gloom lasting even into this morning (something I don't think I had ever seen before in all the years I've lived here), it seemed like maybe the falls wouldn't be a disappointing trickle.

So to make a long story short, we were pleasantly surprised to see the falls flowing quite well. Moreover, we finally got to do the hike, and Mom and I even made a scramble to see a couple of hidden tiers.

Today's excursion was a welcome break from all the work being done to overhaul the website as well as to break the doldrums of Summer where we were itching to get out of the house without having to feel guilty taking more vacation days.

In fact, our impression of the falls changed so much that we even shook up the Top 10 Southern California Waterfalls List!

Check out what we had to say now about Big Falls as well as our travel story from this morning!

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