Camping Along Matilija Canyon Trail
Friday we drove up to Mitilija Canyon and hiked in about 3.5 miles, past the Middle Matilija campground.

We had to park at a gate and walk down a private road that gave access to the canyon. It was a beautiful day. I fell into the creek and cut my leg pretty good, and Linda tripped over a branch and hit the ground hard. We both survived, but it became obvious that we were carrying too much weight.

We had to build our own camp. It was Memorial Day weekend, after all, and there were plenty of hikers and campers about.

Saturday morning we hiked another mile or so up the canyon but didn't make it all the way to the Upper Matilija campground. The bugs were out in force, so we hiked back out and came home.