Red Rock Canyon
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It's not Utah or Colorado or Arizona but near Lake Forest, California! Red Rock Canyon is in Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park. It's just a short hike from the local grocery store, and it's just amazing that you can be in such a 'wilderness' so close to civilization. Along my hike, the mustard plants were shoulder high and we saw some deer and rabbits. This hike follows stream-fed Borrego Canyon under a dense canopy of twisted live oaks, towering sycamores, and willows. Then all of a sudden, these red rocks come into view! Red Rock Canyon is a narrow canyon surrounded by dramatic 100-foot red sandstone cliffs. The wind and water-carved formations cast a red terra cotta tint from oxidized iron in the rock. Shellfish and marine fossils can be seen in the fluted and chiseled sedimentary cliffs.
FEATURED PHOTO, FAA Featured Images group, 8/19/13
FEATURED PHOTO, All Natural Scenic Landscapes group, 8/10/13
FEATURED PHOTO, All Landscape Photography group, 8/10/13
August 8th, 2013
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