Just came back from an amazing hike in Ojai, Ca to Mailija Falls. It was my first time out there and I’m glad to discover such a beautiful place! My friends and I had fun introducing some first timers into backpacking. Not many chances to do photography on this trip, but here a couple photos of the adventure.
We camped out the night before the hike. Our taste buds were honored with gourmet camping food by Chef Shaun.
Our bag line.
A lot of animals surprised us in the beginning of the hike. We saw some peacocks as well as this donkey. He is sneaky. At one point I turned around and it’s face was inches away from mine.
Many creek crossings on this trip. So glad I brought water shoes. It was refreshing walking in the water.
Here’s my bro experiencing his first backpacking trip.
Nothing beats a cold refreshing drink from the creek.
I could sit here all day.
Coming upon the falls.
The double-decker, also known as West Falls.
Can’t get over these tall vertical rock formations!
Found this picturesque falls above Matilija Falls.
Only one that woke up 4am to see the Milky Way. Kind of hard to see when
you have a really dim headlamp. I was too scared to venture far on my
own and had a hard time finding good compositions. Nevertheless, it was
amazing being able to see the Milky Way in the sky again!
Cheiryl apparently found a way to bake a cake in the outdoors.
Surprise Tara and Xander! Happy Birthday!