Monday, October 8, 2012

09-29-2012 Matilija Dam

Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!

After the last few overheated hikes I’ve decide it’s best not to do any more backcountry Los Padres hikes until the temperatures cool down and we get some significant rain. But that doesn’t mean some easy local walks are out of consideration. Megan and I decided that a drive up to Ojai and the short walk to Matilija Dam would be a nice way to spend the afternoon. Megan hadn’t been there since the scissors got painted up there about a year ago.

Investigating a spooky building

Abandoned equipment

It’s a super short and easy walk to the dam. There was a group of people at the edge of the ‘lake’ and a couple of people  fishing while floating out in the water on inflatable rafts. Megan and I climbed over to the exit side of the dam. We spent a little time investigating the old buildings and structures that have been abandon back there.  After checking things out for a bit we climbed back over and headed back to Ventura.

Cut it out

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