This was the first hike of the new year. The weather was pretty nice so we decided to head up one of our favorite hikes, Matilija Creek. We passed a couple of people early on, then had the canyon to ourselves for the next few hours. I've heard the the falls at the end of the trail called Arido Falls. I just call it "The Ropes" since you scale up the canyon on a couple ropes placed by previous hikers to get to the pool and falls. There's a spring right before the falls that you can refill your bottles at.
Photos: Frank Jones