Tag: kid friendly

Lost Horse Mine in JTNP

Unfortunately, this is not a dog-friendly trail. Please respect the trail rule. For history lovers: Even before the California Gold Rush of 1849, prospectors were finding gold in southern California. As the take from the mines in the Sierras petered out, miners fanned out into the deserts. Hot summers, scarce water, limited wood sources, and

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Upper Las Virgenes Canyon Open Space

This is our new favorite springtime hike! When we first time visited in January, the entire place was brown and baldy as you can see in the photo below. Oh, by the way, we parked on the street outside of the park and walked under the Victory Trailhead sign. Around 7:30 am, only a few

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Rainy Day in Big Bear

I just got back from a much needed weekend getaway. Big Bear Lake is only two hours away from LA and at an altitude of 7,000 feet, it is much cooler than home this time of the year. Also, Big Bear is pet-friendly! 🐾 Thick rain clouds rolled in on early Sunday morning and the

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Solstice Canyon 5K Loop

This is a popular hike in Malibu, CA because it’s family-friendly and has a historic site. The trailhead is not too far from the scenic Pacific Coast Hwy. There are several small parking areas. I arrived before 8:30 am on a holiday and was able to park in the main lot. I love May Grey

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