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Hiking the Peaks of the Angeles: Mt. Islip

The view from Windy Gap For breathtaking views of the San Gabriel Valley and the Los Angeles Basin to the Mojave Desert and the lower peaks of the San Gabriel Mountains, all from 8250 feet and without all the crowds, Mt. Islip is the hike for you. There are two routes that can be taken… Continue reading Hiking the Peaks of the Angeles: Mt. Islip

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Flying Dry on Southwest Airlines

Southwest planes at Ft. Lauderdale's Gate B On account of his job, the husband was traveling nearly every week prior to the Covid19 restrictions. His carrier of choice was Southwest, the U.S.'s largest domestic airline, and as a result of weekly flights from Los Angeles to Chicago he quickly achieved A-list Preferred Status. With that… Continue reading Flying Dry on Southwest Airlines

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Cucamonga Peak via Icehouse Canyon

Cucamonga Peak. Views best enjoyed at 8859 feet This past weekend brought a new adventure up what was for me a new peak. Located in the San Bernardino National Forest not far from Mt. Baldy is Cucamonga Peak. Sitting at 8859 feet above sea level, with an elevation gain of over 4300 feet from the… Continue reading Cucamonga Peak via Icehouse Canyon

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Some Fun at Camp Anthro

This top isn’t part of the collection, but it should be. Kayla embroidered blouse, Anthropologie, $138. While waiting in the car before our hike to Mt. Baden-Powell last Saturday, I received an email from Anthropologie announcing one of their 2020 summer collections, Camp Anthro: The Art of Adventure. As I consider myself a fairly outdoorsy… Continue reading Some Fun at Camp Anthro

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Monrovia Canyon Park

Sami pretends to be Samson the Bear At the end of Canyon Boulevard in Monrovia, California, nestled in the foothills of this All-American City, sits Monrovia Canyon Park. This woodland park has long been a favorite spot of mine. Since my parents moved to Monrovia over my sophomore year in high school, I have enjoyed… Continue reading Monrovia Canyon Park