With our moving date to Colorado rapidly approaching we wanted to visit and hike on Catalina before we left. We were excited by the prospect of bringing Max our mini australian shepherd along for the hike. It’s not widely advertised or known but you can bring a dog to Catalina island on the ferry as […]
Even though it was November the weather was brilliant and warm in SoCal so we set out for another hike in the San Gabriel Mountains. Devils Punchbowl Natural Area. It’s on the north side of the San Gabriel Mountains making it much less busy than a majority of hikes in the San Gabriels on the […]
A July 4th long weekend brought around the perfect opportunity to go backpacking in the eastern Sierra Nevada. After one night of camping, we set out on our backpacking trip, the plan being to do one overnight stay at Blue Lake in Inyo National Forest and continue on to another lake if there wasn’t too […]
We hiked Mount San Antonio (locally known as Mount Baldy) on a summer visit to LA several years ago and had wanted to do it again ever since we moved to LA. Finally we made it happen!
We were looking for some ocean views on a pleasantly warm fall day in November and stumbled across this little gem in Topanga State Park. It’s a relatively short drive from the valley up through Pacific Palisades on Sunset Dr. There’s plenty of street parking close to the trailhead on Los Liones Drive if the […]
If you’re in the Idyllwild area do yourself a favor and go on this hike. We were in Idyllwild to celebrate my birthday and it was definitely the highlight of the trip. Tahquitz Peak is an extremely prominent peak overlooking Idyllwild and features a fire lookout. You’re treated to expansive views of the Inland Empire, […]
We were looking for a hike or walk closer to home and stumbled across this “urban” hike right in our backyard. Griffith Park is a gem in Los Angeles offering up a respite from the traffic and commotion, an oasis in the midst of LA. This hike takes you up in Mt Lee to take […]
During our spring California trip we took advantage of the opportunity to visit Channel Islands National Park. For years I’d always marveled at the few Channel Islands you could see from Hwy 101. The islands are tantalizing close to the California coastline. They’ve also been featured in numerous magazines and blogs I’ve read over the […]