Third Bidwell Park trip

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View of Bear Hole

We started at Bear Hole today - the part we left off on last time.  Huge, strange-looking rocks!  We found our way across the rocks, succeeded in avoiding getting drenched, and hiked the other side of the creek.  We didn't take a trail, but walked along the edge of the 'cliffs'. 

We came across an old stone wall and took way too many pictures of it.  :)  But it was cool!  I wondered how long it had been there, but there was no one to tell me...

The creek canyon seemed to get deeper and deeper as we went along.  Some of the rocks making up the sides/cliffs were incredibly huge.  The path we were forging for ourselves was tedious, but the views were completely gorgeous and worth it.  I only wish we could capture them on our camera!  There's just no way to do it - part of what's so cool is the 'bigness' of it all, which just can't be contained.

When we decided to turn around, we stopped and ate lunch in a little wooded area.  I kept thinking of my family, who would all love it up here!  Heading back was a lot easier, as we stuck to the regular pathway.  Then it was back across the rocks/creek.

After a quick walk along the 'other side' (where we had started), we headed home.

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View of Bear Hole
View of Bear Hole
View from the rocks
View from the rocks
Hidden waterfall
Hidden waterfall
View from the other side of the cr…
View from the other side of the c…
The old stone wall
The old stone wall
Another angle of the wall
Another angle of the wall
View in Upper Park
View in Upper Park
View to the bottom
View to the bottom
The creek
The creek
View back the other direction
View back the other direction
Me on the edge!
Me on the edge!
Jesse (the creek below and behind …
Jesse (the creek below and behind…
Hawk in the sky above us
Hawk in the sky above us
Depth perception
Depth perception
Different layered rocks at a bend …
Different layered rocks at a bend…
Lunch time!
Lunch time!
The view from our lunch spot
The view from our lunch spot
The pinecones here are mean-lookin…
The pinecones here are mean-looki…
The path ahead
The path ahead
Leaning trees
Leaning trees
Another perspective view
Another perspective view
Rushing water
Rushing water
Me on a little walkway along the c…
Me on a little walkway along the …
Creek
Creek
A cool view
A cool view
Sunset in the marsh area
Sunset in the marsh area
Last look for the day
Last look for the day
Chico
photo by: princessbride029