Sunday, May 27, 2012

Waterfalls, Rock Jumping and Hiking at Tar Creek

Last weekend, I went hiking with a couple of friends at Tar Creek. It's a couple of hours northwest of LA in the Sespe wilderness. It's a beautiful two mile hike down to the creek. Once you get to the creek, it's about a mile and a half of rock hopping and bouldering through a canyon to get to the end, which is an eighty foot drop-off with a gorgeous view.

One of the best parts about the hike are the many waterfalls and pools you encounter as you go further downstream. Of course we decided to take advantage of come of the jumps and rockslides along the way. Apparently when I jump off of higher spots, my butt takes a lot more impact than it should. According to a chiropractor I saw a couple of days ago, I apparently sprained my tailbone from hitting the water. Believe me. You don't want to do this. It's fairly painful even a week later.

One of the guys I went with is a videographer and captured a lot of video footage. He ended up compiling and editing some of it into a short little video. I thought some of you would enjoy it.

(By the way, the helicopter towards the end was for a lady who had hurt her leg and was unable to climb her way back up. It was pretty crazy)

1 comment:

  1. that video is awesome, good to see you frolicking and goofing off! Rachel says the song at the end is "Salty"?! anyway, hike looked incredible too. Sorry about your bum.