After breakfast, it was up to me to decide what we were going to do that day (since we were all on vacation from work). We've lived in the Antelope Valley all of my life, but we had never actually been hiking in the mountains nearby, so I decided it was time! The weather was a little chilly, but after being cooped up inside all of Christmas break I needed some sunshine.
Driving for about 25 minutes got us to the "Devil's Punchbowl", which has beautiful hikes and some really interesting geology (I was especially excited about the latter). Forgoing the 1 mile loop trail, we started on the 7 mile hike, which would lead us to the "Devil's Chair" - sounds awesome right?
|Ben is excited.|
|We were outfitted in differing levels of hiking-preparedness.|
At mile 3.5, we reached the Devil's Chair. It was essentially a large rock that jutted out into the center of the Punchbowl, and you could see for miles in any direction. Thank goodness for handrails!