Himalayas of Simi Hills . by Alice B. Clagett

Filmed on 1 February 2020; published on 15 August 2020
Location: Northwest corner of Cottonwood Drive and Westwood Street, Simi Valley, California

  • VIDEO BY ALICE
  • SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO
    • Photos by Alice

Dear Ones,

Here is a video of the “Himalayas of Simi Hills” …

VIDEO BY ALICE

SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

“Himalayas of Simi Valley,” Trailhead: Northwest Side of the Intersection of Cottonwood Drive and Westwood Street, Simi Valley, California

We are heading up towards the Simi Valley Himalayas now. You can see that the land is rising and the trail is rising too. [shows mountains and trail]

[shows wreck of old car and bees flying around it, then trail] A very old car fell down here, looks like. And the same bee hive is here. I see bees everywhere … just about everywhere. Big hive; it muse be in the car. And there is some of the rest of the car or another car right there. They fell down into this gorge [shows gorge].

You will see things like that in the mountains around here quite a bit. It is right by the trail; I guess this used to be the road up into the mountains.

These are definitely the badlands. You ascend a hill, and then you walk out over a lip of flat, high land. And then you come to this place where there was once an old water tank, maybe for cattle, and a view of Simi Valley. I will show you. [shows both] Here is the view … and there is the water tank. A beautiful view! And here are more of the badlands. And we are heading up towards the higher lands, over a lip of land over there, towards that high mountain there. [shows both]

[shows bridge of land] This is this narrow bridge of land. I can hear the wind soughing over the bridge. It is kind of cool; it makes it feel like I am doing something daring. And over here … [zooms to metal sticks near the top of the bridge of land] ,,, there are these strange sticks and things. I just do not know what that is; it is so weird. So, up and over the pass, up here.

Here is another draw, a high draw; a short one. The last time when I was here, when I got half-way up this draw, I started hearing faeries talking to me … nature spirits, everywhere.

Over on this side here … [shows mountain range] … what I call the Himalayas of Simi Hills (or beyond Simi Hills) … really beautiful, almost deserted … I can hear the pop! pop! pop! of gunfire.

[pans to left] I think it is over there somewhere; must be a firing range, maybe down in the quieter areas down there, is what I guess. There is probably a road leading up there … down between these two ranges of hills … [pans left] … You can see there is a good road farther on down.

But up this way … [pans right] … it is very deserted, very nice, do you not think? Just beautiful. The springtime is making the hills start to be a little green. The green grass is coming up.

[shows fence lizard; shows two hikers walking in a forested trail on a valley floor far below; shows wind blowing silver ripples of sunlight across the grass of a mountaintop]

Well, right here in the trail, as you can see, there is a landslide that is slowly happening. The edge of the trail goes right along the top of the landslide; in fact, you can see where it is about to slide more, and you can see cracks along the other side there. So I advise extreme caution in going through that part.

As you can see, it is a long way down. But over this way, where I have not been before, maybe it is a little more settled. You can see on the far side over here, there is another big landslide … really big. See that? Wow!

Well, I did go past this tree here … [shows tree by trail on ridge top] … and up the hill and down the hill a little. And then there was a pretty steep descent, with lots of little gravel there. It looked a little dangerous. It goes down to a water tower. And I thought I would just go back the way I came, which you have already seen. So this may be the last of this video.

Take care, everybody! See you on another adventure. Alice, signing out.

Photos by Alice

Image: “Himalayas of Simi Hills 1,” by Alice B. Clagett, 1 February 2020, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Himalayas of Simi Hills 1,” by Alice B. Clagett, 1 February 2020, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Himalayas of Simi Hills 2,” by Alice B. Clagett, 1 February 2020, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Himalayas of Simi Hills 2,” by Alice B. Clagett, 1 February 2020, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Himalayas of Simi Hills 3,” by Alice B. Clagett, 1 February 2020, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Himalayas of Simi Hills 2,” by Alice B. Clagett, 1 February 2020, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Himalayas of Simi Hills 4,” by Alice B. Clagett, 1 February 2020, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Himalayas of Simi Hills 4,” by Alice B. Clagett, 1 February 2020, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Himalayas of Simi Hills 5,” by Alice B. Clagett, 1 February 2020, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Himalayas of Simi Hills 5,” by Alice B. Clagett, 1 February 2020, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Himalayas of Simi Hills 6,” by Alice B. Clagett, 1 February 2020, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Himalayas of Simi Hills 6,” by Alice B. Clagett, 1 February 2020, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Himalayas of Simi Hills 7,” by Alice B. Clagett, 1 February 2020, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Himalayas of Simi Hills 7,” by Alice B. Clagett, 1 February 2020, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Himalayas of Simi Hills 8,” by Alice B. Clagett, 1 February 2020, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Himalayas of Simi Hills 8,” by Alice B. Clagett, 1 February 2020, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Himalayas of Simi Hills 9,” by Alice B. Clagett, 1 February 2020, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Himalayas of Simi Hills 9,” by Alice B. Clagett, 1 February 2020, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Himalayas of Simi Hills 10,” by Alice B. Clagett, 1 February 2020, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Himalayas of Simi Hills 10,” by Alice B. Clagett, 1 February 2020, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Himalayas of Simi Hills 11,” by Alice B. Clagett, 1 February 2020, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Himalayas of Simi Hills 11,” by Alice B. Clagett, 1 February 2020, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Himalayas of Simi Hills 12,” by Alice B. Clagett, 1 February 2020, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Himalayas of Simi Hills 12,” by Alice B. Clagett, 1 February 2020, CC BY-SA 4.0

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In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars
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