This will not be a trip report in the normal sense, but a video and photographic
report, the only writing will be the captions under the pictures.
The Whitewater Canyon Preserve is owned and maintained by the Wildlands Conservancy, a giant in the environmental and wilderness preservation field.
For full background information, please visit their wonderful site here.
My friend and fellow blogger, Lee Murray busily snapping photos while the solar array in the background busily captures PHOTONS!
Lee Murray's blog
Above is the garage for the ranger’s house set at the base of the high canyon wall, across from the trout pond.
Before I forget it, the BLM has closed Whitewater Canyon due to fire hazard, but the road is open to the preserve and the preserve is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC and as you will see, definitely worth a visit. Take the children and a picnic basket, there are tons of picnic tables available.
The bluffs behind this tree line the canyon forming an awesome backdrop to the trout farm and headquarters building,
plus are home to bighorn sheep which are seen from time to time atop the bluffs. You must see this in person to fully
appreciate the view.
Yes that sign by the door does say a black bear was sighted nearby. Inside this building is a huge table top 3D map of the
area including Big Bear. Map is the wrong word, a huge table top model of all the mountain ranges, etc.
This ancient cottonwood was one of the largest that I have ever seen in my life. That’s Mount San Jacinto shining in the background.
This short 14 second video shows my effect upon the local trout population.
This video shows the scenic beauty as you walk past the rushing water to arrive at one of the trout pools.
The scene as I say goodbye to this beautiful area with birds singing away and the sound of rushing,running water.
Once again, I leave you and hope that one day in the not too distant future,
that you also will be able to visit here in southern California, and that you will
go against and away from the crowds and visit sites like Whitewater Canyon
or Big Morongo Canyon; far from the madding crowds and at one with nature,
as we were all meant to be.
Thank you for visiting here and as always, your comments are welcome here on the backporch.