Wildwood Park

Our hike in Wildwood Park clearly showed the importance of water in this part of California. The area around the falls was quite lush:


In fact, most of the area surrounding the stream was quite lush, at least where there was soil enough for vegetation to grow:.

Stream Bed

However, the cliffs lining the stream were quite different. Even though they held their own beauty,

it was a harsh, desert-like beauty.