A couple of years ago, my introvert tendencies led to a certain disdain for the Cedar Creek Falls hike — solely due to its popularity with people of course, not because of the scenery. But after March 2015, when I hiked with my friend Joe on a weekday in the early morning and we had the place to ourselves, I switched it to a challenge: go there, and photograph it without people.
San Diego River Gorge
“You suffer because things are impermanent and you think they are permanent” (Thich Nhat Hanh)
Cedar Creek Falls, April 2019
Ever since I hiked to Cedar Creek Falls on a weekday morning with my friend Joe in 2015 and we completely beat the crowds (see A Piece of Eden from March 2015), it has become a bit of a personal challenge or perhaps “tradition” to try and repeat this experience – which is a bit of a reversal of my earlier take on this location. :-)
West Side Road & Devil’s Jumpoff
Landscape photos and a bit of information from a hike on West Side Road to the viewpoint of the Devil’s Jumpoff waterfall in San Diego’s back country.
Cedar Creek Falls, March 2018
Every spring when I return to Cedar Creek Falls in San Diego’s back country I wonder: will it be worth it? And every time when I’m there, it is worth it — the lush green, the wildflowers, the waterfall… it’s a little slice of heaven for sure.
West Side Road (Infrared)
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.