California’s Sespe Wilderness

Tyson and Jen have been keeping me busy here in Thousand Oaks, California. I’ve been out hiking every day and enjoying “summer,” or at least what would be summer in the Pacific Northwest, even though it’s cooler than usual here.

Our first trip was to Sespe Wilderness in Los Padres National Forest. There weren’t many birds to be seen, but the rock structures were quite striking.

Climbers on Rocks

I was rather shocked to find several Indian Paintbrush, a plant quite common in the Columbia Gorge and Mt. Hood, but not one I would have expected here.

Indian Paint Brush

Of course, the best part of the day was simply getting out and hiking with this part of the family.

Tyson and Family.