Saturday, March 30, 2013

Vas Canyon Hike [2013 Carmel Day 2]

The plan for the day was to hike somewhere along the way back to Sacramento. Searching the internet, I ended up recommending Uvas Canyon. This is Santa Clara County park is off of highway 101 near Morgan Hill on the eastern side of the Santa Cruz Mountains. The park has several small waterfalls.

After having breakfast at the hotel, we packed up the room and headed north. We stopped and brought sandwiches in Gilroy.

We ended up hiking 4.4 miles over the course of 3 hours. The hike included a 1,000 climb in the first mile. We stopped at Black Rock Falls and Basin Falls, climbed Knobcone Point and then had lunch at the base of Upper Falls. After lunch, we continued up Swanson Creek and returned to the parking lot by the Contour Trail. I will post some maps and Google Earth views in the near future.

Back at the car about 2:00 pm, we were back in Sacramento a little after 5:00 pm.

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