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Adventures in the Angeles: Brown Mountain Dam, Paul Little, and Owen Parker

Just a couple weeks after Owen's last trek in the Angeles to Gould Mesa from Angeles Crest Highway, we returned for another adventure. This time, instead of hanging out at the Gould Mesa Trail Camp, Owen and I headed north on the trail to the Paul Little Picnic Site along the Gabrielino Trail. Just like… Continue reading Adventures in the Angeles: Brown Mountain Dam, Paul Little, and Owen Parker

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Palomar Mountain State Park

At the end of October, as the leaves began to change with the coming of autumn and the temperatures cooled to sweater weather, I was off and traveling again for work, this time helping to lead our group of sixth graders up to science camp in the forests of San Diego County. The trek was… Continue reading Palomar Mountain State Park

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Urban Hikes: Ernest E. Debs Regional Park

In the hills of Los Angeles just off the California 110 freeway, is 282 acres of green space near the Arroyo Seco. Located just northeast of Downtown LA, Ernest E. Debs offers some spectacular views of the LA skyline. Even better are the relatively easy trails perfect for hiking and biking. The park also features… Continue reading Urban Hikes: Ernest E. Debs Regional Park

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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