I toyed with whether or not to post this spot. The graffiti is heartbreaking afterall. Amongst all the color, if you look closely enough, are metates. This was once a Native American kitchen as the grinding holes (metates) reveal. There is such a lack of respect for nature here.
I feel this is largely a teenage hangout and kids often aren’t aware that the destruction they are causing is so harmful to the environment. This spot is a milder version of Adobe Falls, in that there is graffiti and water, but not really any waterfalls. Some kids were calling this spot the Goonies, so it definitely has several names. The Goonies was one of my favorite movies as a kid and I don’t feel this spot earns that name. Rum Runners Cave is closer to being like the Goonies in my opinion.
The reason for putting this spot up is mainly for the secret swings, although this area is very tranquil. We plan on documenting all the secret swings throughout the city to show that there are more than just the over-populated Secret Swings in La Jolla. There is a creek that runs through this area which turns into a raging river after a good rainfall. I did like that there are trash cans put here to encourage people to throw their trash away.
You will see a small talus cave slot that leads to the swing:
The irony of that Mother Nature tag:
The second secret swing is right up stream:
We met a decent amount of teens hanging out here at the time. This is definitely a hang-out spot for the youth. Please be respectful to everyone you meet if you visit here as there are many walks of life.
Another sweet girl we met while here:
This was cool to see. Bees creating a swarm. Swarming is the process by which a new honey bee colony is formed when the queen bee leaves the colony with a large group of worker bees.