Tokopah Falls

Where: Lodgepole, Sequoia National Park Mileage: 3.7 miles Difficulty: Easy Recommended: snack by the falls Ah, why not rent a car for 3 days and go up to the Sequoias? After this trip, I’ll do it anyday, but in time the job will allow me to buy a car that can take us more milesContinue reading “Tokopah Falls”

Escondido they were

Where: Escondido Canyon Park, Malibu Mileage: 3.5miles Difficulty: Easy Recommended: Early morning, Spring after rain 3.5 miles total. That’s it, but still it was wonderful. Escondido Falls are in Malibu and today there were so many people. We actually recommend going early in the morning or during the week, unless you really want to runContinue reading “Escondido they were”

Lucerne and Wipkingen Park

Yet another bright and early morning. Lucerne oh, Lucerne, you were so beautiful to us.  Lucerne is the capital of the Canton of Lucerne. Because of it’s location on Lake Lucerne, my sister and I couldn’t help but sit by the lake for hours on end and eat lunch with University students. If you’ve beenContinue reading “Lucerne and Wipkingen Park”

Important thing to do on your birthday…

If you live in Southern California, you must make it a point to go to Big Bear for your birthday. I’m not just talking about going to Big Bear, I’m talking about snowboarding/skiing there. The reason why this is important is because if you have a birthday during snowboarding/skiing season, you get a lift ticketContinue reading “Important thing to do on your birthday…”

Arizona Hot Springs – another way

Five hour drive from Los Angeles, but well worth it. Walking through a wash most of the way, we found a hike that leads into Arizona Hot Springs. We’ve been there before, but only by canoeing up from Willow Creek Docking Area. It was so windy the day we went in, but who cares, weContinue reading “Arizona Hot Springs – another way”

Nicholas Flat Trail – Leo Carrillo State Park

Location: Leo Carrillo State Park Elevation Gain: 1800 feet Mileage: 7.5 miles Difficulty: Moderate Type: Out and back Nicholas Flat Trail is located just across Leo Carrillo State Park. The area offers easy to moderate hiking, a small pond and views of Malibu and the Pacific Ocean. 45 minutes away from Santa Monica, 30 minutesContinue reading “Nicholas Flat Trail – Leo Carrillo State Park”

Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook – Culver City

  Location: Culver City, CA Elevation Gain: 315 feet Mileage: 0.4-2.5 miles Difficulty: Easy to moderate Type: Stairs, short workout Background Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook is a perfect place to go not to far away from home, especially if you live in Culver City. The park is located in downtown Culver City; it is oftenContinue reading “Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook – Culver City”