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Hiking the Angeles: Mt. Wilson Trail to First Water and Orchard Camp

The early morning fog along the trail I feel incredibly lucky to live where I do in Southern California; the San Gabriel Valley, just under the shadow of the San Gabriel Mountains is a gateway to many adventures. For here it seems that at the end of every quaint foothill street, there is a hiking… Continue reading Hiking the Angeles: Mt. Wilson Trail to First Water and Orchard Camp

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Hiking the Angeles: Adventures Along 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 Hiking the Angeles: Adventures Along the Angeles Crest

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Great Hikes: With Dogs

Owen, my golden retriever, and I have recently started hiking together.  I'm not entirely sure why we haven't done more of this before; being out in nature is a fun way to bond with a furry buddy and vice versa.  And it is great exercise for both dog and human. Besides, Owen and I seem… Continue reading Great Hikes: With Dogs