There is so much to see on the Irvine Ranch Natural Landmarks land that it’s hard to squeeze into one post. The Sinks is a particularly beautiful portion of Limestone Canyon and now there is a viewing deck for . . . viewing (of course!). In the time since my first visit in February 2011, I’ve written two posts:
Chairman Bill Campbell, Orange County Board of Supervisors, Third District will join OC Parks and the Irvine Ranch Conservancy today to dedicate a newly built viewing deck boasting stunning vistas of Orange County’s very own “mini Grand Canyon,” the Sinks, in Limestone Canyon. Access to the canyon is limited to docent-led hikes or a once-a-month Wilderness Access Day. You’re in luck if you want to see The Sinks because the Wilderness Access Day for March is THIS Saturday.
Wilderness Access Day on Saturday, March 12th:
Members of the public may visit the deck on Saturday, March 12, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. as part of monthly Wilderness Access Day in Limestone Canyon. Go to https://www.irlandmarks.org/activities for information and registration. Again, you can’t just hike out there on your own. You must register online and then check in at the staging area before you head out on a hike. You can only see the spot on Wilderness Access Days and docent-led programs. On the day I visited the deck, a turkey vulture was flying over the canyon and wildflowers were starting to bloom.