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Best of Portuguese Bend Reserve

With many trail options, Portuguese Bend Reserve in Rancho Palos Verdes is a popular hiking location. This is also our go-to place when I don’t have time to research a new trail but want to spend some time on the trail. Not a bad place to have as a back-up. ūüėČ The view from Burma

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Corral Canyon Park via Sara Wan Trailhead

I’ve noticed that the day is getting shorter. But the heat is still here. So is humidity. Southern California is known for its¬†dry heat. It’s a desert. So what is up with humidity?! Even though I am originally from the East Coast, my body already forgot what humidity feels like after living in SoCal over

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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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Mandeville Ridge Trail

Unlike the rest of the country, the best time to hike is just starting in southern California. This hike starts from the Westridge Trailhead in Pacific Palisades then leads you to Westridge-Canyonback Wilderness Park. As we do this hike every winter, photos used in the post are collected from multiple hikes. Dogs are allowed off-leash

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Exploring the Three Sisters with My Sister

When I first saw the¬†Three Sisters Reserve next to the Portuguese Bend Reserve on a¬†map, I thought “I want to go there”. The name called out to me. The¬†Portuguese Bend Reserve is the most popular reserve among nature reserves nearby so you can find trail information and helpful reviews from other hikers easily online. The

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Hill Workout in Palos Verdes

I got up early yesterday¬†to hit the trails before it gets scorching hot again. I’ve been wanting to go hiking for a while but the job search kept me busy past¬†couple weeks. I felt almost relieved¬†when we arrived at the¬†Portuguese Bend Reserve. “Ahh.. we are finally here.”, I thought. Even Xena looked relieved. Maybe she

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