West Side “Road” is a hiking trail on Cleveland National Forest land that starts at the very end of the San Diego Country Estates area near Ramona. It’s very close to the super-popular Cedar Creek Falls trailhead – and receives very little attention.
And once again I contradicted myself, hiking to Cedar Creek Falls again. But well, after finding out last year that all one has to do to be able to enjoy this beautiful place in solitude is to be out there early enough in the morning on a weekday, I was of course curious how it would look this year.
A triptych of 16×7 wide format images. I observed these clouds during a hike at Boden Canyon, between Escondido and Ramona.
The weather forecast looked really good for Wednesday, so Joe and I set out to hike Cedar Creek Falls in the morning. We were at the trailhead at 8am, it was mostly overcast, and the whole area was incredibly lush and green already – nature seems to be much further this year than in previous years. The mild winter certainly had an effect.