I've been told that many parts of this cactus plant are edible, just remove the needles before digging in.
Cooks is approximately 7 miles from Silverado Canyon and a world famous historical roadhouse. They just celebrated their 80th anniversary. Everyone is welcome even kids until the kitchen closes at 9:00pm each night, then send those little guys to bed and let's party!
Dress Code: Whatever you're wearing is fine!
Here we are preparing for a bathroom break. It's girls to the left and boys to the right.
Very important that you stick with the right group. For some reasons girls don't take too kindly if a boy goes in their area, especially if he is carrying a camera.
Hey I did mention this land was still owned by The Irvine Company and you better not hike this area with out permission because the Old West does nottake kindly to trespassers and cattle rustlers.
It goes with repeating but you should wear a hat for sun protection. Using sun screen is recommended. If your knees get sore, wearing a knee strap may help. Note the person in the middle is sporting knee straps. It's a nine (9) mile hike so it's suggested that hikers bring plenty of water, 2 liters will do.more
The coal mine in this area provided fuel for steam locomotives years ago. This is a view of what was left after the strip mining operation.
Millions of years ago, this land was part of where Central America is today. Over time, the shifting of the earth's teutonic plate, moved this land, rich in fossile fuels to this arrid climate.