Alder Creek Trail, Sespe Condor Sanctuary.

One of my favorite hiking destinations! I have been going out to the Sespe for about 35 years now. I never fail to enjoy it. It is vast, 219,000 acres of land with hundreds of miles of little used trail plus much of it is surrounded by  little used national forest. When I want to…Read more Alder Creek Trail, Sespe Condor Sanctuary.

Throop Peak from Dawson Saddle

This is the blog I wanted to post when I got distracted by the Scouting controversy. Danger! Danger, Will Robinson! If you have any objection to the inexplicable and completely gratuitous non-sexual non-explicit nudity of a non-sexy old man celebrating life do not - under any conditions DO NOT - scroll to the bottom. (I…Read more Throop Peak from Dawson Saddle

20 min. Walk From Nishi-Ogikubo Station… No Pets…

How many of you have read any Kafka? There are two characters in this anime, Woman and Man. Woman wakes up by herself to realize that something is strange.   Why am I buried in a giant blanket?   Oh shit. I am small...   I am VERY small!   Uh-oh here comes boyfriend. He's…Read more 20 min. Walk From Nishi-Ogikubo Station… No Pets…

World Naked Bike Ride 2018 – LA, Afterglow

For an in-depth discussion of what it is and why we do it - and a few more pix - please visit Welcome to World Naked Bike Ride Los Angeles where I got this featured image from. That's us passing the Disney Center. There are also WNBRLA Facebook pages. And even an article in Bicycling:…Read more World Naked Bike Ride 2018 – LA, Afterglow

Liebre Mountain Truck Trail

Liebre Mountain truck trail is a trail that is no longer suitable for trucks. Storms from a couple years ago left a large number of washouts and the forest service simply can't afford to repair them. It is suffering a fate similar to that of Warm Springs road/Templin Highway. Soon the damage will be so…Read more Liebre Mountain Truck Trail

Sykes Hot Springs in the Ventana Wilderness

Back in 2015, before the big fires and the big rains, I did a 4-day backpack trip to Sykes Hot Springs on the Big Sur River The trail was good (except for one spot). I met plenty of hikers. Some were obviously experienced backpackers and some were wearing a bikini and flip-flops. Big Sur is…Read more Sykes Hot Springs in the Ventana Wilderness

Fish Canyon Narrows

Just north of Castaic Lake is a hike that takes one from pavement to spectacular wilderness in just a few miles. Let's head north on I-5 from Los Angeles. We leave the San Fernando Valley and climb through Newhall Pass. We continue beyond, passing through Santa Clarita and Magic Mountain and then Castaic Lake. The freeway starts to…Read more Fish Canyon Narrows