the corral canyon loop & lunch at malibu seafood

Sunday, January 12: After our excursion to the lively Sunday market, Rosie, her husband, and her personal trainer Monty take me to Malibu.  We park the car in a parking lot beside Malibu Seafood and hike the 2.5 mile loop around Corral Canyon.

Corral Canyon hike
Corral Canyon hike
Corral Canyon
Corral Canyon
A little shad
A little shade
little flowers
little flowers
and desert plants
desert plants
Corral Canyon Trail
Corral Canyon Trail
Dried little tidbits
Dried little tidbits

According to hikespeak.com: corral canyon loop in the santa monica mountains, the 1,000-acre Corral Canyon State Park protects a span of the Santa Monica Mountains between Dan Blocker Beach and Malibu Creek State Park. This is the only canyon on the Los Angeles County side of the range that remains undeveloped from the ridge top down to the Pacific Coast Highway, allowing the 2.5-mile loop through the park to plunge hikers in to a world of natural scenery and vegetation.

the dry & arid trail
the dry & arid trail
brown brown everywhere
brown everywhere

The trail climbs to 525 feet at the north end of the loop. The trail then makes a U-turn heading-south to what is labeled on the map as an overlook. There is a nice view up and down the coast from this shelf on the ridge, 1.5-miles from the bottom of the loop.

view of the Pacific Ocean
view of the Pacific Ocean
the Malibu coast
the Malibu coast
Malibu, looking north
Malibu, looking north
Rosie at the lookout
Rosie at the lookout
Me at the lookout
Me at the lookout
looking south from the lookout
looking south from the lookout
Rosie, her husband and Monty, her personal trainer
Rosie, her husband and Monty, her personal trainer
flowers at the trailhead
flowers at the trailhead
Me with Rosie at the trailhead
Me with Rosie at the trailhead
California flora
California flora

After our hike, we’re famished, so we sit outside on the patio of Malibu Seafood and eat some delicious fish tacos.

Malibu Seafood
Malibu Seafood
Malibu Seafood
Malibu Seafood
Malibu Seafood with a queue
Malibu Seafood with a queue
fish tacos
fish tacos

I have a lovely day with Rosie and her husband, but now I plan to spend my last evening in California with my sister.  So we return to Rosie’s house, where I pack up my stuff and drive to Stephanie’s house in Reseda, back to where I started this trip. 🙂

 

 

a sunday market in los angeles

Sunday, January 12: This morning, Rosie has a day planned for us in Malibu, but first we stop at a Sunday market.  If I weren’t flying home tomorrow morning, I would indulge in a buying extravaganza at this lively market.

Strange alien cauliflower
Strange alien cauliflower
rhubarb or red kale - who can tell me?
red chard
Sunday market in L.A.
Sunday market in L.A.
teas
teas
spices
spices
artichokes
artichokes
veggies galore
veggies galore
asparagus and beans
asparagus, snap peas and broccoli
bok choy
bok choy
VERY sweet strawberries
VERY sweet strawberries
orchids
orchids
reflections
reflections
more reflections
more reflections
L.A. neighborhood
L.A. neighborhood

After our stop at the market, we head to Corral Canyon for a hike.