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

Are you always down for a good adventure? Do you love urban exploring? Are you excited by the idea of finding the ruins of old homes buried deep within the woods? If so, then you just have to check out Solstice Canyon Loop! Despite being popular and well-trafficked, this trail still allows you to satisfy…
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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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Murphy’s Ranch Trail

Murphy’s Ranch Trail is a 3.4 mile loop located in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles, CA. This hike is in a pretty central area, located just shortly off of where the 405 meets Sunset Blvd. Parking is simple, as the trail begins in a residential area, and there is ample street parking. Just…
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