Christmas Eve. What to do? I could (and did) clean the house. Presents are wrapped. The Christmas prime rib is brining in kosher salt and rosemary. The pie is made. Wow, I guess I'll go for a run. Why not take a peek at Matilija Falls?
I only had a few hours to devote to being outdoors and didn't get started until about 10:30. I remember scrambling up this canyon after the "biblical flood of 2005" and I expected the creek to be running swift and high, though in the end, the creek was easily negotiated. I made up it to the west falls, the double falls on the left. The canyon is in good shape, no significant changes ala flood waters, mud and rock slides where you'd expect to see them. T'was just a very pretty Christmas Eve, running one of my favorite canyons.
My only gripe for the day is that my camera battery died leaving me with the crappy camera on my iphone, so, sorry about some of the image quality, or lack thereof. Merry Christmas!