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Diane's Big Adventures

Hell's Half Acre more like heaven

2017-05-01

Took a little hike to Hell's Half Acre. This hike starts at the junction of Sunset Valley Road and Figueroa Mountain Road at Cachuma Saddle. You walk along the dirt road that begins at a locked gate. Were you to keep going, you'd end up at McKinley Camp, McKinley Saddle and the trail to Mission Pine Basin. Hell's Half Acre is a rocky outcropping 5 miles in.

Hikers at Hell's Half Acre
The group that hiked to Hell's Half Acre

 

Hell's Half Acre Rock Formation
Hell's Half Acre Rock Formation and Paul

 

Hell's Half Acre and Hurricane Deck
View of Hurricane Deck from Hell's Half Acre

 

Rattlesnake
Charismatic Megafauna on the trail to Hell's Half Acre. A thick Rattlesnake.

 

Horney Toad
Horney Toad on the trail to Hell's Half Acre.

 

Worm that resembles a tomato hornworm
A worm on the trail to Hell's Half Acre.