My son and I volunteer for an organization called Habitatwork.org here in Southern California quite often. This past weekend we were eradicating tamarisk (a pesky non-native plant that's basically taking over the west) in the Los Padres National Forest on Piru Creek (near last year's fire site) at a little place called Hardluck. The following pics are just one reason (in my humble opinion) there is just no place like Southern California for outdoor activity in the winter!!! These pictures don't do justice to the area though
The first picture is a landscape pic, the second is where we stopped for lunch. That's me hiding in the back
The third pic is of a mountain lion print. Those of you familiar with mountain lions will recognize that it was either a juvenile or a female. I've seen much bigger prints.