Wednesday, May 25, 2011

#179: Vasquez Rocks

Vasquez Rocks, located about 40 minutes north of L.A. in Agua Dulce, is truly an unforgettable place. With its mammoth precipices jutting dramatically out of the earth at 45 degree angles, it is easy to see why Vasquez Rocks is a popular filming location. Past shows that have been filmed here include Star Trek, Power Rangers, Battlestar Galactica, Jay and Silent Bob, and Planet of the Apes.

Vasquez Rocks was named after Tiburcio Vasquez, a wily bandit who was known as "The Scourge of California." He used these rocks as his hideout.

There are short trails around the park, but we chose to just scramble up any large rock we could find. It was incredibly fun--like being a little kid again! The park was not too crowded, and free parking was plentiful. If you wanted to find solitude here, you could do so by just walking a little ways away from the main parking lot.

A big thank you to Jenn for suggesting this rockin' place to visit!

Click on the video above for panoramas of Vasquez Rocks and more pictures :)

Brad's death defying climb (he's really just 3 feet off the ground ;) )

Have you visited Vasquez Rocks? What did you think of it? Leave me a comment below!

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1 comment:

  1. Vasquez Rocks is the coolest! I went boulder hopping with some of my friends for my birthday :)