Hiking the Cold Creek High Trail in Calabasas on October 19, 2008

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Panoramic view from 3/4 of the way up, looking back the way we came. Several pictures were taken from the top of the hill on the right.
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The trail near the bottom; this is typical of what to expect
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A very interesting rock wall
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Pausing briefly on the way up
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Steve swats at little flies while Claudia takes a picture of the mountains about Malibu Creek State Park in the background
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A lone manzanita tree on top of the rock way above us
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This is an old road, completely overgrown by grass and mustard
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From here, you can't see the trail through the dead growth
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Starting up the small hill, we can see Camille and Claudia below
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Robert starts up the small hill
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On the small hill, looking ahead, one wonders what it would be like when the purple sage are still in bloom
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Claudia's view from the top of the small hill, looking towards Calabasas Peak Motorway
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Steve's view, with a different angle on Calabasas Peak
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We can see some peasant huts down below us on the other side
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We tried another route down from the hill, but it was so overgrown that we ended up going back the way we came
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Robert has found the remains of some animal and pieced them together
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We turn around at a dripping rock wall that's covered with vines. Robert basks in the serenity.
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Earlier in the year, the vines on the wall are flowering
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One of the views on the way back
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The house on the top of the rocks is close to Stunt Road
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The Backbone Trail is up there somewhere
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On the way back we get a better view of the mountains in the distance above Malibu Creek State Park
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Robert finds another part of a departed animal. This time it's a skull.
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"Skull on Rock"
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Admiring the rock wall
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On the way back down, we see this little fixer-upper across the way