Pepperwood Canyon to Canebrake Valley Hike: Dec. 7th, 2014

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Pepperwood Canyon to Canebrake Valley Hike: Dec. 7th, 2014


Post by BorregoWrangler » Tue Dec 09, 2014 11:51 pm


"On a cool day, this is one of the most delightful downhill hikes in the county. Except for a 2-mile scramble down the eroded and overgrown remnants of the Pepperwood Trail in Pepperwood Canyon, little effort is required to keep moving. Below Pepperwood Canyon, the route traverses the lonely reaches of Canebrake Valley and the Inner Pasture; these two form a large, U-shaped alluvial plain surrounded by the stark, boulder-strewn slopes of the Tierra Blanca and Sawtooth mountains. Much of this area belongs to the BLM’s Sawtooth Wilderness. The riparian area along the upper part of Pepperwood Canyon is a worthy enough destination itself, as a trail of footprints attests. Traffic down the lower end of the Pepperwood Trail into Canebrake Valley and the Inner Pasture is practically nil, though." -Jerry Schad, from his book, Afoot & Afield San Diego County

For more photos an my complete write up click here:Pepperwood Canyon to Canebrake Valley & Indian Gorge Hike: Dec. 7th, 2014
-John Graham
1989 YJ & 2000 TJ

View all my trip reports here at my blog: GrahamCrackers

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