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Tar Creek - canyoneering-

 
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mattmaxon
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Location: Out on the trail.....

PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 7:50 am    Post subject: Tar Creek - canyoneering-  Reply with quote

http://www.everytrail.com/view_trip.php?trip_id=387675

Made a quick jaunt down Tar Creek in LPNF on the edge of the Sespe Condor Sanctuary yesterday

Thankfully the weather was cooperative (mostly) The area is still recovering from the Piru Fire (10/23/2003) but the brush was not much of a problem (yet)

I like the canyon too bad there isn't more of it! Oh well

Enjoy!
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 11:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That look out over the last water fall(right before you went back up) is crazy. One time I saw a search and rescue helicopter hovering right under the fall. The water was flowing off the top pools. Amazing. Tar Creek really looks like something out of the Rockies or Sierras. It is magical.

Was there any water this time of year?
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Location: Out on the trail.....

PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 12:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

moppychris wrote:
Was there any water this time of year?


Nah nothing I'd go into willingly, you could smell the pools from a ź mile away

the water was green and nasty

Oddly though at the base of the falls there was a spring fed pool, you could probably drink from with out treatment

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 4:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jealous............i really wanted to hike this area after hines peak

I am as to what mr dacey would refer to as "caught slippin"
i need a big hike this weekend......im still conditioning but my journeyless latley
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Location: LA

PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I absolutely love that place! Easily in my top 3 favorite spots in SoCal. I went on May 30 of this year with a bunch of friends. Did you get to see the condors? They seem to like chilling at the top of the final big rappel.



Incredible how close they get. In fact I was the last one to rappel, and the freaking condors started attacking the rope!! Either they thought it was a snake (which we saw many of in tar creek), or perhaps the condors were hoping for a *ahem* larger meal? Smile




Besides the condors, the other main attraction in Tar Creek is the epic cliff jumping!





Speaking of... some of my friends did Eaton Canyon last weekend. By all appearances the fire did not hit it! WOOHOO!! ::happy dance::
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 6:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

platypii wrote:
I absolutely love that place! Easily in my top 3 favorite spots in SoCal. I went on May 30 of this year with a bunch of friends. Did you get to see the condors? They seem to like chilling at the top of the final big rappel.


Nope no condors ....   Crying or Very sad

platypii wrote:

Besides the condors, the other main attraction in Tar Creek is the epic cliff jumping!


Yeah with my back you'd see another helicopter out there  Embarassed
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 6:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gee Kenny no wonder you busted your ankle, lol.  nice jump!
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Zé wrote:
gee Kenny no wonder you busted your ankle, lol.  nice jump!


Haha, okay I guess I deserved that one. In fairness even I'm surprised it took as long as it did for me to break!

I'm going stir-crazy from lack of adventures right now. All I can do is post pictures from my glory days  Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2009 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nice trip...and photos(Condors are such ugly cool dudes and dudettes)...Ze, Im surprised you didnt see that knife edge rifge extending out there for descent Cool
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2009 1:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool racing condors.
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