Big Santa Anita Canyon (June 2006)

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Entering Big Santa Anita Canyon is like walking into your own private Shangri-La.

Even on a hot day, the hike is cool. Most is protected by shade canopies of oaks and alders.

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My first glimpse of nirvana — Sturtevant Falls

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Love these violet wildflowers. I’m sure they were thicker and more plentiful in April and May, before the heat came. But of course, the road was not open then. Darn Forest Service!

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I call this my Indiana Jones photo. It looks like a cave or a tomb but it is really one of those ancient cabins that dot Big Santa Anita Canyon’s floor. Lucky folks who live there. While on the hike, I saw some folks cleaning out their cabin.

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More Sturtevant Falls…

You don’t have to go to Hawaii or travel to the topics to see great waterfalls.

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I haven’t looked it up. Anyone know what these are called? I call them wild daffodils. Using my cheap digital Olympus camera with the small telephoto lens, I shot this image. I used a flash, which made the background black.

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About Steve Scauzillo

I love journalism. I've been working in journalism for 32 years. I love communicating and now, that includes writing about environment, transportation and the foothill/Puente Hills communities of Hacienda Heights, Rowland Heights, Walnut and Diamond Bar. I write a couple of columns, one on fridays in Opinion and the other, The Green Way, in the main news section. Send me ideas for stories. Or comments. I was opinion page editor for 12 years so I enjoy a good opinion now and then.

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