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Leo Carrillo Dog Beach

Owen enjoys the surf and sand at Leo Carrillo Leo Carrillo State Park, named after the actor and conservationist from the 1950s, is a fun place for all sorts of nature lovers. The state park is located off Highway 1 in Malibu and features hiking and camping. For those who are more sea-loving, there are… Continue reading Leo Carrillo Dog Beach

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Tioga Road Trails

Sami walking along Tenaya Lake off California 120 My favorite entrance to Yosemite National Park is consistently the eastern entrance, about 12 miles from Lee Vining on California 120, the Tioga Road. This road is in the High Sierra, and connects U.S. 395 to Yosemite National Park. The road continues west into the park and… Continue reading Tioga Road Trails

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Valley Views

It’s no secret how much my girls and I love visiting Yosemite National Park. There is no shortage of wonders to behold, and with literally hundreds of miles of trail to explore, it’s not a surprise that Yosemite is one of our favorite places in the world. The last time we visited the park, we… Continue reading Valley Views

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Inspiring Views at Inspiration Point

The view from Inspiration Point For a nice hike that offers up some challenging spots and good elevation gain but is also easily accessible from the Pasadena area, the Inspiration Point Interpretive Site is a great destination. Designed in the early 1900s for guests at 'The White City,' the historic Echo Mountain resort along the… Continue reading Inspiring Views at Inspiration Point

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Big Tujunga Hikes: Trail Canyon Falls

A few weeks ago, after staying indoors thanks to the weather and school schedules, we were looking for a new adventure. So we attempted a new trail. We looked for a nice waterfall hike, one that would be dog-friendly and that would be relatively easy to get to from home. Google came back with Trail… Continue reading Big Tujunga Hikes: Trail Canyon Falls