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Hiking the Angeles: Chantry Flat Trails

An area we frequent on our hikes is Big Santa Anita Canyon in the mountains above Sierra Madre and Arcadia.  This is located in part of the Angeles National Forest. From I-210, follow Santa Anita Avenue north into the foothills. Parking is at the top of the winding mountain road, in what is known as Chantry… Continue reading Hiking the Angeles: Chantry Flat Trails

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Backpacking Los Angeles: Hoegees Camp and Spruce Grove

The view of Mount Wilson from Mt. Zion. I love the great outdoors.  As I hike over five miles at least once a week, I can probably consider myself an avid hiker.  There isn’t much that I enjoy more than being out in nature. That said, I haven't spent much time backpacking. I have been… Continue reading Backpacking Los Angeles: Hoegees Camp and Spruce Grove