Wildflowers and Paintbrush

I was surprised to see so many hikers near the trailhead because it looked like it would rain at any moment. Winter Hike #7: Palos Verdes, CA (Palos Verdes Nature Reserve) I am not a fan of hiking in the rain. Well, to be correct, I am not a fan of mud. I hoped it doesn’t

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Popular Echo Mountain via Sam Merrill Trail

Do you like switchbacks? This one is for you! Winter Hike #5:  Altadena, CA It was such a clear day! I’ve hiked this many times before but never seen downtown LA from here until then. I was hiking with friends and their dog. I was happy for them that they can experience Echo Mountain on such a

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