When times gets boring and I have had enough. I take a ride up Box Canyon Rd.
Box Canyon Road starts at the corner of Lake Manor Drive and Valley Circle Blvd. It winds up a hill that overlooks the San Fernando Valley. It leads into the old Santa Susanna Pass road. It is a wild ride that contains the feelings of how the ‘Valley use to be when I was a kid. The desert meets the rolling hills of rocks, dirt, wild flowers and herbs. This is a place of mystery too. It once was the hang-out of the notorious Charles Mansion family who use to creepy-crawl through-out houses in the ‘Valley. Yet, this doesn’t spoil it for me. I drive Box Canyon road on rainy days. My favorite time is on foggy mornings when the clouds meet the hills. The earth opens up with fragrant softness. Is there a valley down below or the end of the earth; a drop into vast whiteness because when you look up you see the same view. Any time you go there the Lady-Face rock will greet you. There is a ranch half way up Box Canyon road that I dream of owning. The view from the house I am familiar with and the barn there is a place for horses.