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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 Regional Park offers some spectacular views of the LA skyline. Even better are the relatively easy trails perfect for hiking and biking. The park… Continue reading Urban Hikes: Ernest E. Debs Regional Park

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Hiking the Angeles: 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 Hiking the Angeles: Inspiring Views at Inspiration Point

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Urban Birding: The Sepulveda Basin

If you live in the Greater Los Angeles area and you really love to watch birds, you need not go far for some fun birding. In addition to the Los Angeles County Arboretum in Arcadia, famous for its many peacocks, and the serene Huntington Library in San Marino, as well as the multitude of urban… Continue reading Urban Birding: The Sepulveda Basin

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California Fun Along the 110 Corridor

Last weekend, on a day that was not so fun, I found one silver lining in the middle of life's metaphorical hurricane. My trip required a drive on California State Route 110, also known as the Arroyo Seco Parkway. One of my very first freeway driving experiences was on 110 from South Pasadena to Los… Continue reading California Fun Along the 110 Corridor

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Hiking the Angeles: Echo Mountain

Owen and I hike around Cobb Estate and the Altadena Crest Trail. Another fun front range hike with easy access from Altadena is the hike up Echo Mountain vía Sam Merrill Trail. The trail begins at what was once the Cobb Estate at the end of Lake Avenue and Loma Alta Drive. From here, you… Continue reading Hiking the Angeles: Echo Mountain