Steve Austin's Broken Skull Ranch
Here's a couple of links to check out the show:
|Let's Go Austin - I Got This!|
Pacific Crest Trail - Agua Dulce to Broken Skull - Santa Clarita, CA
Saturday March 5, 2016
My Tripometer: 1.5 Hours * 2 Miles * +150 Feet
|Broken Skull Trailhead - PCT|
We were in Santa Clarita for our daughter's high school track meet. One of my wife's favorite shows is the Steve Austin Broken Skull Challenge. She discovered that the filming for this "Texas" ranch was located in Santa Clarita. Although Steve does live on the Broken Skull Ranch in Texas, he films the show at the Agua Dulce Movie Ranch which is located on Petersen Road, just off the intersection of Mint Canyon and Sierra Highway, where Agua Dulce Canyon Road ends.
Driving down Petersen road we noticed this dirt hill with an iddy-biddy sign off to the left, the pic above. We passed this, headed down the road 500 feet but of course, the gate to the ranch was locked. Well, let's make a hike out of it and see if we can gain a greater vantage point...
Well, the sign was weather ridden but I identified it as the Pacific Crest Trail Sign! To the North of the Broken Skull Ranch, I did hike a small portion of the PCT (pic above - Bouquet Canyon Trailhead). From the Broken Skull Ranch, Agua Dulce and Mexico is at my back so we will be heading towards Canada today...
|The "Ranch" Below|
|Single Track begins|
|Notice the Water Tank in the back|
|The course and road below|
|The Valley ahead|
|We saw deer crossing the trail ahead|
|Marble rocks - same as what I saw at Boquet Canyon|
(Cool to bring each side of the trail together)
My hunch was, just a little bit further, this trail will intersect the canyon floor and we could walk back over the Broken Skull Course. However, I had been saying that for the past five minutes and my wife was not a believer. Thus, we turned around :(
|The water tank had been painted!|
|What time is it?|
Day 126: Valasquez Rocks
I remember day 126. It was a rainy day - Alyssa had a soccer tournament in Palmdale and I convinced Jess to turn down Agua Dulce to see these rocks. I then learned about the PCT trail being here and despite the rain, I really wanted to hike it. But, she was not going to wait and I know her, she would have left me. It was then when I wanted to quit my 1000 hikes in a row, but I didn't - obviously.
One day, I will come back to Agua Dulce, hike the PCT through the tunnel under the 14 to Soledad Canyon - and Beyond!