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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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Beachy Trails: The Bluffs of San Clemente

As mentioned in previous posts, South Orange County is a place that I and my family tend to frequent. With my in-laws living in a spacious home across the tracks from the ocean, we often travel down to San Clemente for holidays and random long weekends. When there, my favorite downtime activity is to take… Continue reading Beachy Trails: The Bluffs of San Clemente

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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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Adventures on the Angeles Crest

Happy Tales With Owen After a difficult day, with low-hanging dark clouds and the threat of rain still lingering in the air, we decided to spend that negative energy and turn it into a happy adventure. With the other previously scheduled events happening in the evening, I picked a hike that would be relatively easy… Continue reading Adventures on the Angeles Crest

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Field Tripping at Catalina Island

One of the perks, so to speak, of my job as a science teacher are the exotic locales we get to visit. I am being a little facetious with the word exotic, however, in all seriousness, at our school we are blessed to be able to provide some wonderful trips for our students. And while… Continue reading Field Tripping at Catalina Island