Hillside walk, 20 November 2013
At the start of today's walk, I tacked Canyon 6. I wanted to reach the grove of oak trees, near the spring that provides water for the stream behind our house. It's difficult to access because of dense vegetation. Today I decided to reach those oak trees regardless of the vegetation. At first I tried Canyon 7, but it was very difficult. Then I found an easier route up Canyon 6. The reward was not just oak trees, but a group of black cottonwood (Populus trichocarpa). In the same area is plenty of edible fig (Ficus carica). Both species are there no doubt because of the water.