Saturday, February 26, 2011
DAY 102: BARRANCA BEFORE CAMINO REAL
This tunnel was actually quite cool. You can walk through it as it travels under the walkway above. Yes, it is dark but there is light at the end of the tunnel. It opens up again before it enters another unknown tunnel which travels underneath Telegraph and then who know from there? The dogs and I stayed on the upper trail.
The picture of the field above is across from Day Rd. If you've ever wondered about this vacant lot, well now you now. From the barranca, hike up a 25 foot hill to reach the field.
The hike was easy, but I complicated it at the end. Instead of going back to the car, I dipped down into the barranca with the dogs and began hiking toward Camino Real. It quickly gets dark and overgrown. It drops down, it's narrow and wet. Domino could not handle it and honestly, I couldn't either. I discovered this place yesterday when I was leaving Camnio Real. The barranca travels along Aurora and eventually leads to the swing that I talked about yesterday. When I was driving up Estates, I noticed a fenced off overgrown area and wondered. When I turn right on Telegraph I saw this trailhead from the car so I had to try it. I haven't yet hiked along the Aurora side so I will return another day and see if there is a tunnel to walk thru.