I did a little solo exploration of a tributary canyon of the San Luis Rey River today, well at least I tried. I was blocked from entering the canyon due to mass amounts of poison oak. I just did not feel like getting into it today, so I worked my way up and onto the ridge overlooking the canyon. I'm glad I did as I noticed several flowers already starting to bloom as I worked my way around on the hillsides. Then I went back down to the main river and found a nice sandy beach and kick back for a while, snapped a few shots of some hummingbirds on my way back to the car. Nice day for a hike.