Monday, May 24, 2010

Vasquez Rocks Hike


Things are winding down this school year and we took some time to visit Vasquez Rocks for a short hike, which also ties into our Environmental Studies block. This area has been used as a background set for many films and the interesting rock formations prompted us to check it out. It was really beautiful and I was excited to see that they have an Easter sunrise service every year that must be amazing as they reenact the Resurrection among these stunning rock formations. Maybe next year we can attend.

Here are some highlight pictures of our time spent here. We hope to come back with Daddy so he can help keep an eye on our young rock climbers :D

I'd recommend a trip here for any So Cal residents that enjoy hiking and learning about the local bandit for whom this area was named:

"In 1874 Tiburcio Vasquez, one of
California’s most notorious bandits,
used these rocks to elude
capture by law enforcement."

This geological area is now knows as
"Vasquez Rocks"...

2 comments:

  1. What beautiful pictures, it looks like you had a lovely day!

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