Scorpion Canyon / by Dave Hileman

Not the nicest sounding of names but what a neat place. Channel Islands National Park is a gem. A string of five islands in Santa Monica Bay off-shore from Ventura, CA. You get there via a boat that takes 1.5 hours to the closest island. We only had 2 hours on the island because of high winds  we had to go on the later boat and did not get to stay all day. I also missed the Island Scrub Jay that is found no other place in the world but it was about a 2 hour hike one way! No time. Very beautiful place. Would love to return and explore more islands for longer times.