We started before 8 am and there was plenty of shade for the pups.
We stopped at the visitor center to use the restrooms. Deer was there to greet us. We were less than 50 feet away from one of them. Xena and Momo did great. They stayed calm and watched the beautiful creatures move gracefully. So cool!
We had to pass through this small section called The Narrows where we were surrounded by interesting rock formation and smell. There is also a tiny creek running between the rock formation that made frothy tar. Xena always gets excited in this part of the trail. The scent must be intoxicating for her advanced nose. All I smell is sulfur though. Here it is about 10 degrees cooler than the rest of the trail.
A clear view of the canyon was breathtaking on a chilly November morning.
For trailhead and parking information, click here. You will notice that the scenery looks different in the springtime with wildflowers.
Good to Know:
- Hike Date: 11.5.15
- Distance: 5.7 miles RT
- Elevation Gain: 1.105 ft.
- Difficulty Level: Moderate – Challenging
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2 comments on “Towsley Canyon 11.08.15”
Loved the doggy pal pics and the scenery is beautiful. The rocky bits around the Narrows would be interesting. I take it the weather is much more pleasant to walk in than the mid-summer heat?
Thanks so much, Jane! Yes, I only hike here during winter. Summer is unbearable. There is no shade! Hope you are feeling better now.