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Los Santos to Trans Preserve Loop Professional Review and Guide
"This loop hike traverses the open meadows, grassy hillsides, and shady recesses of the reserve’s southwest corner. You’ll enjoy superb views throughout, plus excellent opportunities for bird and wildlife watching."
--Jerry Schad and David Money Harris, Afoot & Afield: Orange County (Wilderness Press).
This was a beautiful meadow hike, there were only a few elevation gains and they were short and not too steep. This is a hike for beautiful vistas without to much effort. At this time of year there was no water, but you could still see where the water was (reeds and different colored grasses) which was very gorgeous. Me and my wife will definitely be back during the spring after some rains.
There is a fair amount of wildlife:
12 tarantulas, a coyote, a rattle snake, many lizards of different sizes one with a blue belly, birds, HUGE ground dwelling wasps with gold wings and blue metallic bodies.
I would recommend this hike to anyone looking for a relaxing hike.
We completed the hike in 2 hours and 45 minutes and that was stopping and taking many photos.
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