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California Riding and Hiking Trail

My next big scheme has percolated into my brain. I've been looking at Joshua Tree National Park closely. There is a trail from the entrance at Black Rock Campground to the Northern Entrance Station known as the California Riding and... Continue Reading →

Fish Canyon Narrows… again.

The 17th was National Hiking Day! I decided to head back into the wilds north of Castaic lake to visit a little-known gem knows as Fish Canyon Narrows. North of Castaic in the Sierra Pelona, I'm hiking to the southernmost... Continue Reading →

I am nothing if not persistent.

If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. And get up there earlier, dammit! A week later from the last time I posted (To Hike...) I went back up to the mountains determined to get to Grouse Mountain for... Continue Reading →

For the Adventurous Among Us

The featured image for this post was created by the National Park Service for its visitors. Now, many of the parks in my neck of the woods are insanely hot this time of year but there are still places with... Continue Reading →

The desert is looking really good right now.

It looks like next week will be really nice weather. Unfortunately, I just got the word that LA County has closed all beaches and trails.  I don't think that would include National Forest land, but what the hell. I'll head... Continue Reading →

Sespe Creek via Tar Creek Trail

Slightly NSFW... I have been blogging since long before WordPress even existed. This is an old post, from the early 2000s when I had a web page and a domain. (The hike was from the late 90s.) I was trying... Continue Reading →

Piru Creek in the Winter

Winter is a cool, grey season in southern California. If you want cold and snow you have to head up to the mountains. In March, we are starting to green up a bit. The deciduous trees are starting to bud.... Continue Reading →

Get Naked, Go Hiking

Continuing in my dearth of new blogs, I thought I'd reblog this, revised and with a few different photos - including one I just took on my visit to my families back east. It is one of my earliest posts,... Continue Reading →

Cedar Creek and some flowers

I was out here last time August of 2018, almost a year ago. Since then, we had a normal winter.  What an incredible change has set in! We had an unusually cool stretch in mid-July so I thought I'd head... Continue Reading →

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