The Day My Friend Almost Died at Deep Creek

If you remember reading my previous post about Deep Creek, you’ll recall me mentioning that this is a hike you really need to be prepared for. It’s a long hike in the desert with an uphill slope on the way back- so save your water until the end. Well, when we went last year, a…
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Sequoia National Park: Crystal Cave & Tokopah Valley Trail

As I’ve said before, if you live in Southern California, a day trip (or a weekend trip) to Sequoia National Park is a must. Spread out wide across from King’s Canyon National park and conveniently 3 ½ to 4 hours from Los Angeles is Sequoia, featuring miles of hiking trails, streams, cascades, wild life, caves,…
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Rock-a-Hoola: the Abandoned Water Park on the 15

Many people have seen this. It’s the abandoned water park that sits in desolate tranquility in the desert on the 15 between Las Vegas and Los Angeles. Having gone back and forth between the two many times, I had seen it hiding there in plain sight. Little did I know, it’s open to visit. There…
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Solstice Canyon Loop

Solstice Canyon Loop is a 3.4 mile trail in the shape of a loop located near Malibu in California. As I began this hike, I chose the path starting on the left side of the trail. That part of the trail isn’t very steep or complicated to climb. It’s actually pretty beautiful. There are trees…
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Grotto Trail

This Beautiful Trail Would Have Been so Much Better if We Weren’t in a Drought Grotto trail is a 2.7 mile loop near Malibu, California. While Grotto trail really does have it all- flowing water, waterfalls, fields, mountains, and incredibly scenic views, make sure you head out there on the right day. What I mean…
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Remington Hot Springs

A Little Getaway in Sequoia National Forest The Remington Hot Springs exist in a quick path in the Sequoia National Forest just a few hours north of Los Angeles in Southern California. Don’t let their existence in the Sequoia Forest fool you, though. They are nowhere near the main entrance to Sequoia National Park. Instead,…
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