Kitchen Creek Flows

After the two storms that brought nice amounts of rain to Southern California, I went on a morning hike to Kitchen Creek Falls in the Mountain Empire area of San Diego’s back country, accompanied by Joe once again, and little Toni of course. It’s a nice hike, not very long (along the Pacific Crest Trail), but scrambling down the slope to get a better view of the falls takes time. The granite near the water is washed slick and must be approached with caution as it can be extremely slippery, even when dry – a little bit of dirt on the shoes is enough, and off you go!

Kitchen Creek was flowing nicely, but nowhere near as much as in March 2011 (when I had first seen it; but then again, that was after the very wet winter of 2010/2011). So, the waterfall was not too impressive – still, we were there, and I liked the strange granite, washed and shaped from aeons of water flowing over it, so I went for some abstractions/close-ups. Monochrome was a natural choice since colors were extremely limited anyway.

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