Sunday, January 15, 2012

Riverside County

So the wife tells me, "We're hiking Mount Rubidoux this weekend."
It turns out that the trail to the top of Mt Rubidoux is paved, and cars are not allowed.  Lots of people brought their dogs, including 4 different morons with Pit Bull Terriers (I hate pit bulls: I've x-rayed too many victims of their attacks).

Rock Wren Salpinctes obsoletus
Mount Rubidoux, Riverside
Canon T2/ with 70- 300mm zoom.  ISO 100/ 0.1 sec/5.6 f

Yeah, we're almost at the top!
On the trail.
It's 2 miles uphill, then a 1 mile trail back down to the parking lot.

My reward was that we went from Mt Rubidoux over to San Jacinto Wildlife Area. Didn't see either Rough-legged Hawk, but saw a Golden Eagle, 2 White-tailed Kites, tons of Red-tails, and at least 15 Ferruginous Hawks.

American Pipit Anthus rubescens
San Jacinto Wildlife Area
San Jacinto Wildlife Area

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