Sun, Dec 23, 2018
Traveling between Santa Clarita and San Diego for the holidays, Jackie and I stopped off for some gratuitous peakbagging in the western part of Riverside County around Lake Matthews. The area has a long history of rural development, recently beginning to see the more upscale suburban development SoCal is well noted for. There is a surprising amount of undeveloped land laced with dirt roads that appear to be quite popular with local motorcycle and ATV enthusiasts. There are few No Trespassing signs and fewer gates, and it seems the place is peppered with informal camping, shooting and drinking spots. There are no signs to indicate who owns the various parcels which have been abused with old couches dumped here and there, broken glass, and other trash that seem to come with being close to urban centers (Corona and Riverside, in this case). The early rains had brought green grass to much of the area and it looked quite nice for our late December visit. Jackie was feeling particularly lazy today, not accompanying me for any of the summits, even when I was able to drive within a few dozen yards on several of them. None of the peaks was more than a half mile walk to the summit and most were much shorter.
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