|Abandoned honeycombs. A large, fresh bear scat was situated very near by.|
|The Citadel, western-most of the formations, viewed from the north. I encountered absolutely zero indications that anyone had ever even been here.|
The Grand Vista, looking east from atop The Citadel.
The snowy peaks in the distant right are Topa Topa and Hines Peak.
Sometimes a guy has to go the extra mile to get what he wants.
|After a helluva slog. Miles to go.|
|Above and below: highly eroded formations.|
|Again, I reassert that any time you think you are truly in the sticks you will run across a beer can with a bullet hole in it.|
|The Chumash High Dive. This rock, of some significance to the Chumash, isn't too difficult to find, and makes a great springboard. It can be found on the Sespe less than 0.25 miles from the PB/Sespe parking lot.|
I feel pretty good about this most recent triad of trips. Piedra Blanca and it's environs are worth exploring. The place has a natural beauty and appeal. It has been in more or less continuous use by hominids since forever and a few relics of our ancestors passing can still be found on the old paths and forgotten corners of this Upper Sespe region. Take some time to just explore, scramble about and find the hidden gems tucked in Las Piedras Blanca