No, we're not in Mexico. We're 1,418 miles north! I need to check Cheryl Strayed's book Wild again to see what happened in this area of her hike on the Pacific Crest Trail.
We parked at a trailhead for the Pacific Crest Trail and strayed into the wild to the main attraction, Burney Falls. I love the benches scattered along the steep up and down loop path. Each features a famous quote. This one's particularly appropriate.
Burney Creek is actually a dry bed leading into this area and the falls are fed by underground springs. What a spectacular sight!
We loved the journey so much, we returned the next day with my brother, sister-in-law, and niece. For the sound effects, click the video below.