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Trail with a view: Los Liones to Parker Mesa

Hikes with a view in the Los Angeles area are as common as beach traffic on a sunny day, and the “front range” of the Santa Monica Mountains is probably the best place for full-on ocean vistas. 555 more words


Rat poison kills wildlife too...including lions

One of the joys of living in Southern California — other than gloating to friends back East about our fine winter weather — is living so close to nature. 354 more words


Wildfire, 1 Year Later

Nearly a year ago, a brush fire whipped through our extended backyard.  They called it the “Springs” fire and burned straight through the valleys we hike straight to the ocean we surf.   51 more words


Mulholland Challenge Ride Report

I finished the Full Mulholland Challenge! Great day out in the Santa Monica Mountains with lots of friends.

Summary: 121 miles, 13,900 ft ascent, 10:16 moving time. 666 more words


Sandstone Peak - Mishe Mokwa Trail Loop

About an hour west of Los Angeles, Sandstone Peak features a dazzling vista of the Pacific that rivals any view that I’ve seen in Southern California.


As tall as a tree

Ok so it’s a bush but you get the idea.
Sé que es un arbusto, pero entiendes mi punto.




After a 3-hour bus ride and 11.5-hour flight, we arrived back in the Americas.  The US skyscrapers welcomed us from the air, and the delicious Starbucks coffee was our first familiar beverage back on North-American soil (drinking a good tea or coffee was sometimes challenging in SE-Asia & China but ordering a good one on spec – half sweet, no fat, no foam – now that’s America for you!). 914 more words

In N Out Burger