Middle Sesepe Creek Trail

Los Padres NF

January 2007

It had been way too long since I had gotten my feet down on the land and, in January, I had some buddies willing enough to do a small day excursion-adventure for the ages. I'd been itching to get into the Sesepe wilderness ever since the Day Fire, so after talking it over my friends and I took a day jaunt out from the 33 onto the Middle Sesepe Creek trail. While the burn area was still closed, I'd never been on this trail before and I'm always game for something new!

The Beaver campground seems to be permanently closed, or else the trail down is no longer existant. Regardless, the Sesepe River is still happily carving its way through the wildlands. The trail started off following the river and then ascending through its ridges but, limited as time was, we turned back prior to reaching the riverbed again at Lion. Still, the weather was great and the views even better and a great time along the trail was had by all!

The Photographs

It had been way too long since I had fulfilled my photographic bug. I started off with a roll of Kodachrome PKL 200 and finished up with a roll of Agfa Scala 200x. As always I'm still stunned at the tones of the Kodachrome and pleased by my silvery Scala. I'm saddened by knowing the Scala I have left is the last that will ever be made and that there's only one Kodachrome developing lab left in the world. So few will be able to know the joy these films have brought me.

The camera and lenses used were my old Minolta manual system was in use. Click on "Next" in the upper right to begin.