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San Gabriel Valley Resource List

As we continue our slow emergence from a global pandemic, life is beginning to feel more like normal. Schools across Southern California have returned to some form of in-person instruction, and we are now looking forward to graduations and other end-of-the-year celebrations. While these events are greatly modified from the parties of years past, at… Continue reading San Gabriel Valley Resource List

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Weekends to Remember: Rafting the American River

A river runs through it Last weekend brought a new adventure. I had never been whitewater rafting before in my life, so when the opportunity arose as a Scout family outing, we jumped at the chance.  It was a first for my younger boy and daughters as well, as the two younger ones were too… Continue reading Weekends to Remember: Rafting the American River

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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