Well, Several of my family and friends called me and asked me to take them on a hike. I know I just hiked here recently but I just couldn't resist introducing them to Tenaja Falls. This time though, we visited the falls, then explored upstream, then back to the falls again for a nice lunch. The trail upstream gains elevation, leaves the creek and goes high up on the chapparal covered slopes offering a view of the mountains and valleys below. It was an unusually hot day in December, Upwards of 85 degrees! needless to say we didn't last too long up on those shadeless slopes so we headed back down to the falls.