Last Friday, July 3, Tina and I had a day off from work for the Independence Day holiday. We went to Malibu via the Las Virgenes Road / Malibu Creek Road and had lunch at the Reel In restaurant along the Pacific Coast Highway. After lunch we went to the California Art Club show at the Frederick R. Weisman Museum at Pepperdine University, which was very good indeed.
On the way back we stopped at Malibu Creek State Park, which is about halfway between the coast and the 101 FWY. We'd hoped to have enough time to let Tina do some plein air painting and for me to do some medium format photography, but we got there later than we intended and discovered the road didn't go very far into the park. So we did a short reconnoitering mission on foot as it was very hot and we didn't have a lot of water on us. So I grabbed my 40D and we hiked about .5 miles down the dirt road past Las Virgenes Creek and on to Malibu Creek, where I shot this photo.
It turns out the set for the T.V. show MASH was not too far from where we were. Apparently a tent and ambulance were left as displays for people to see. The signpost said it was only a couple of miles further on, but again, it was very hot and getting close to closing time, so we decided it would be an adventure for another day. We certainly plan on returning and exploring the area more thoroughly - albeit in cooler weather and with lots of water!
"Salt River Cliffs" ©
6 months ago