All This and the San Andreas Fault


Hydra–perhaps inspired by our viewing of Iron Man 3 earlier in the day–keeps a boulder at bay, Big Rock Creek, CA.


Good thing he had his hero on.  Moments after this shot, I found myself straddling this gap and in need of a tug.  I thought he said he stepped from one boulder to the other when in fact he leapt in a spritely fashion.  Too much nice camera equipment hung in the balance for me to risk a tumble.  He came back and helped, yay!


Pretty sure that this is an antlion pit.  The antlion is waiting down at the bottom of the cone.


Dragonfly, of course.


Larger dragonfly.


Larger dragonfly about to land!


Pretty little flowers.DSC_0163 spider 2

When I started zooming in and cropping, I discovered that the pretty little flowers were covered in spider webs.  With spiders actually working  in them. In fact, most of the shots included a LOT of bugs we weren’t even aware of.


Why we came up here in the first place.  Nice to be around water.


As promised, the San Andreas Fault!  I’m almost pointing at the notch behind me, which mark the path of the famous fault and continental plate boundary.  Hydra and I might be on different continental plates as he takes this.  Or, honestly, we’re both probably in the crush zone and would be in a lot of trouble if this thing let loose.

Whoot!  Another death-defying feat under our belts on a sunny afternoon.


8 thoughts on “All This and the San Andreas Fault

  1. kitty says:

    What a beautiful place to hike…and with the plus of a spit in the eye of danger! Do you ever get the feeling as you’re leaving the area that it’s right behind you and you should really be hurrying along? 😉

    • Sundry says:

      Heh, yes, it can make you nervous if you think about it! Would anyone know what became of us if the fault line broke when we were there? What would that look like!?

  2. Ed Miller says:

    Sally, great pictures and what a cool place to take a hike. I think you should have let Dana help you across that great gap and then given him a shove in……only kidding Dana. Enjoyed the pictures and comments.

  3. Jean says:

    I am happy to read that Hydra is capable of leaping in a spritely fashion nowadays!

  4. Sundry says:

    It’s miraculous to behold!

  5. seabluelee says:

    Wow, you found WATER, and it looks like it’s nearby, too. Looks like a beautiful place! As kids, we used to play with ant lions – we’d drop an ant in there, or tickle the sides of their little sand traps with a twig to see if we could get them to show themselves. We were easily amused, I guess.

    • Sundry says:

      I would probably have done the same thing if I had seen an ant the other day!

      Big Rock Creek is maybe 30 minutes from Acton and there is always water in it. It’s out past Valyermo.

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