Rose Valley Lake Rd.
Los Padres National Forest
Ojai, CA 93023
Rose Valley Falls is a 300-foot, two-tiered waterfall. This hike follows Rose Valley Creek up a shady canyon to the base of the lower falls, a hundred-foot, multi-strand waterfall. The waterfall cascades over the sheer sandstone cliffs onto the rocks below in a cool, moss-covered grotto. This short, easy trail begins at the Rose Valley Campground at an elevation of 3,450 feet. There are also three lakes near the campground that are stocked with trout.
1901 Spinnaker Drive
Ventura CA 93001
Channel Islands National Park offers a wide variety of recreation activities, kayaking through the Sea Caves being one of the most popular. Backpacking, camping, day hiking, scuba diving, and spearfishing are among the activities available to visitors. The Channel Islands National Park is renowned for its large number of complex, beautiful sea caves. Based on ocean conditions and ferry availability, Scorpion Anchorage on Santa Cruz Island is the most visited area in the park for day and camping visitors. It is recommended that inexperienced visitors use caution when visiting the national park due to changing ocean conditions in this unique ecosystem. The National Park Service authorizes a small number of guide and outfitter services
Rim of the Valley Trail
This short easy hike travels up a narrow history-filled canyon to a charming double waterfall. At the turn of the previous century, the canyon was home to Rubio Pavilion, at the base of the Mount Lowe Incline Tramway, which escorted visitors to an immensely popular resort atop the ridge to the west. A hundred years later, only the foundation remains and nature has rebounded to provide a rustic hiking alley. It is 1.3 miles round trip with 350 feet of elevation gain to reach a duo of stacked cascades within a narrow section of the canyon.
Beginning from the trailhead along Rubio Vista Road in Altadena, hike north up the west side of the canyon. The single track traces the west side of the canyon along the route of the long-removed trolly line into the canyon. The unmaintained trail is in great shape, offering brisk hiking over the first half mile to the Rubio Pavilion site. The pavilion was operational from 1893 to 1936 as the starting station for the steep tram ride up to Mount Lowe. The pavilion was crushed by a storm-driven boulder, but sections of the foundation are still visible from the trail.
Just past the foundation, the trail turns left, climbing out of the canyon and up the ridge to Mount Lowe along the path of the old tram line. When this happens, continue straight up the creek on a rapidly diminishing trail.
A tenth of a mile of off-trail rock hopping brings you up the creek to a double waterfall. The bottom half is named Ribbon Rock Falls and the top is Moss Grotto Falls. The pair is well suited for each other. When you are finished, hike south back to the trailhead or consider a few extensions.
Directions: About 35 minutes from our area. Take the US- 101 South to the CA-2 N and CA-134 E to E Corson St in Pasadena. Merge onto E Corson St. Turn left onto N Lake Ave. Turn right onto Dolores Dr. Make the fourth right on Rubio Canyon Road. After 1/4 mile, turn left to stay on Rubio Canyon Road, and then make a quick right on Rubio Vista Drive. Less than a quarter mile up, find the trailhead on the right side of the road between houses numbered 1351 and 1342.
Works great on Passover by substituting lady fingers for graham crackers! Makes three 9 in round cakes.
27 double graham crackers
3 tbsp sugar
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
2 1/4 sticks butter
Melt butter, crush graham crackers and combine with sugar and cinnamon. Press along sides and bottom of three 9" round pans.
6 eggs separated
1 1/4 C sugar
1 vanilla sugar
3 8 oz containers whipped cream cheese
3/4 lb sour cream
1/2 C flour
Separate whites and yolks. Beat whites until stiff. Beat yolks with sugar and then add rest of ingredients, adding flour last. Mix just until combined, fold into whites, and divide between 3 pans.
Bake at 350 for 50 minutes to an hour.