Waterfall hike on the Canyonview Trail in Circle X Ranch on Sunday, January 27, 2008

Photos of the North Ranch Mountain Bikers of Ventura County. Click on an image to see it full size. Most photos are from Steve but about a dozen are from Fred.

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The lichen on the rocks gets quite colorful when it rains
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We had a lot of mist to deal with. The waterfalls were more clear in person than in many of these photos.
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This is the same as the last picture, but enhanced so show more what it looked like to us
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It took us awhile to cross this stream, but Angel found a way!
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This waterfall set was very shy and would barely reveal itself through the fog
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Looking in the canyon from the Canyonview Trail
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A slender waterfall in the distance, seen in profile
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This waterfall falls down a mossy rock face, then splashes across the trail at its base. Last week there were just drips here. We had several closer view of this one.
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A closer view of the waterfall seen in the previous photo
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A little further along the trail, we can see more waterfalls below
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The waterfall on the mossy rock face
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At the start of the Grotto Trail, we need to cross this stream at the vey right edge of the photo. In the center you can see where it plunges over a 50' cliff. We decided it would be prudent to turn back here.
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Angel shows the crossing we couldn't quite make. The 50' waterfall is just beyond the left edge of the photo.
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On the way back, we saw some different falls as the mist had cleared in some other places.
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More rocks with colorful lichen
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A closer view, with moss as well
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This is bright yellow giraffe lichen
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Taking a break for a snack
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