It’s been six weeks since I hiked Mishe Mokwa/Sandstone Peak and the difference is stark. The muddy trails and babbling streams are just a memory now. That December rain was lovely, but there’s been nothing since. We’re certainly not seeing a wildflower superbloom this spring.
Serrano Valley is located in Point Mugu State Park, at the westernmost end of the Santa Monica Mountains. While I’ve hiked nearby Sycamore Canyon many times, this was my first time venturing into the valley.