While at Vandenberg, on weekends I had to figure out something to do.  I figured I would check out of my hotel and check into an Los Angeles hotel and go hang out down there.  I got with Fred and picked a place on the map we should go and that place was Lake Piru.

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Fred's favorite Restaurant.

Fred's van at right, his favorite restaurant.

Driving to the Lake area.

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The views along the way.

Road construction.

The view of the lake.

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The drive was peaceful and a lot of fun.  The area is wide open and it is mostly rolling hills.

Fred and Bill in front of the lake.

Fred.
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    This was the ranger station area.  We hung out there for a little bit while we tried to find a trail map.
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The biggest Cactus I have ever seen, or at least close to it. More of the big cactus. The general view of the area.
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Close up of the Cactus. Fred and his van.  We were trying to find directions. Too cool of scenery.
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Fred's van. More scenery. The mountains in the distance.
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The lake.  I got the sense that it was not full of water. More lake bed. Fred.
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More scenery.    
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A great look at the feeding streams. The area. The water is really low.
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More scenery. The flats are pretty dry. The road we hiked.
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