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Saturday, June 2, 2012

Day 558: Ed Davis Park in Towsley Canyon - Towsley View Loop Trail - The Narrows - Tar Pits

Ayden Climbing in the Narrows

Day #558 * Hike #639 * New Track #551
Saturday May 26, 2012
Towsley View Loop Trail - Newhall, CA
Ed Davis Park in Towsley Canyon
My Tripometer: 1.5 Hours * 3.5 Miles * +300 Feet
 
 Park Entrance

Directions:
Off the I-5 between the 126 and the 14.  See the attached map for details:  Towsley Map

 A lower & shorter trail option for the family

It appears that most people park in front and you can pick up the Towsley View Loop Trail from here.  However, we drove further back because the road allowed it.  There was an unofficial sign that said Fee Area but we did not see a place to pay.  We parked in the furthest lot just above where the Towsley Loop Trail ends.  So, we'll be hiking it counter clockwise, probably the preferable way to do this loop.  Before we go...

 Hiked across the bridge to the bathrooms up here

 Okay, now let's begin...

 Jess and Ayden on the dry dam

 Red Ants carrying supplies...

 Marching into the unknown...

 Entering the Narrows

 Awesome area!

 Thousands of tadpoles

 Many more pools of tadpoles - Ayden was finally interested

 Sick rock geology!

 Outside of the Narrows, a tree growing from the shale

 Tar seepage

 A tar river below


Switchbacks - The Real Hike Begins!

Jess said No Thank You - Back to the Narrows and to the car...
 
 

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