Photographs from the Photography on the Run post: Clearing Skies at Ahmanson Ranch
Approaching storm from Cheeseboro Ridge. There were a few sprinkles during the run and much more the following day. Photo taken December 22, 2021.
A little mud in East Las Virgenes Canyon following several days of rain. Photo taken December 28, 2021.
Late afternoon sun and clearing clouds in Upper Las Virgenes Canyon Open Space Preserve. Photo taken December 28, 2021.
A tributary of East Las Virgenes Creek following about 5 inches of rain over two days. Some areas of the creek support a population of endangered red-legged frogs. December 31, 2021.
Debris from flooding on East Las Virgenes Creek. December 31, 2021.
An indication of the depth of the runoff in East Las VIrgenes Creek. December 31, 2021.
Muddy, wet section of East Las Virgenes Trail. December 31, 2021.
Sluffing of saturated soil along the East Las VIrgenes Trail. December 31, 2021.
Series of sluffs along road cut on the East Las VIrgenes Canyon Trail fire road. January 4, 2022.
Section of upper Las Virgenes Creek that rarely flows. December 31, 2021.
Upper Las VIrgenes Creek, just north of the Cheeseboro connector, on December 28, 2021.
Upper Las VIrgenes Creek, just north of the Cheeseboro connector, on December 31, 2021. Click the image for a few seconds of video.
Upper Las VIrgenes Creek, just north of the Cheeseboro connector, on January 4, 2022.
Water tends to pond at this crossing of upper Las VIrgenes Creek, south of the Cheeseboro connector. and can persist for many months. December 31, 2021. Click the photo for a few seconds of video.
One year, a pair of mallards adapted the makeshift pond on Las Virgenes Creek as their own. March 6, 2013.
Cattails near a spring in Upper Las Virgenes Canyon. January 6, 2022.
Gravelly section of Las Virgenes Creek higher in the canyon. Erosion along the channel indicates the extent of the runoff. January 6, 2021.
Sunlit sycamore in Upper Las Virgenes Canyon. January 6, 2021.
Flowing water in the headwaters of Las Virgenes Creek, along the Sheep Corral Trail. January 6, 2021.
Backlit valley oak in Upper Las VIrgenes Canyon, near a connector to East Las Virgenes Canyon. Valley oaks are deciduous. January 6, 2021.
Cumulus cloud and oak. December 31, 2021.
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