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Camping July 4th Weekend: Big Pine Lakes!!! Fishing, Glaciers, Roaring Rivers

Big Pine Creek Trailhead 4024 Glacier Lodge Rd, Bishop, CA, US

This event filled in 3 days after listing. RSVP to be on the Wait List for this event. We may be able to secure more space at a secondary site. HOWEVER we do have several other events we have yet to announce. If you want to get out . . the other trips are good. […]

July Fourth Huntington Beach Bonfire

Huntington City Beach 155 5th St, Huntington Beach, US

Socially distanced bonfire with music from my boombox, refreshments and fireworks. Bring beach stuff (towel/chairs/umbrella), firewood, drinks/food, your mask, and more fireworks if you got em. I'll be coming early to nab a good bonfire spot, parking will be easier the earlier you come so feel free to join me.

🌚 No Moon Hike: Natoma Loop and a Little More

Natoma Loop Trail 4164 Natoma Ave, Woodland Hills

Natoma Loop Trail is a 1.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located in Woodland Hills. But anything less than a couple miles is not worth getting up for so we’ll extend the loop a bit into the cool side of Mulholland for a distance of about 3.5 miles with moderate elevation gain. NO WHITE LIGHTS […]

Mt. Lowe Railroad/Inspiration Pt/Echo Mt. – 11.5 Mile Loop

Cobb Estate Lake Avenue and Loma Alta, Altadena, CA, US

All aboard for the Self-Guided Hiking Tour of the Historic Mt Lowe Pacific Electric Railroad with stops at Echo Mountain, Ye Alpine Tavern, Inspiration Point and points in between: Station 1: Echo Mountain Station 2: View of Circular Bridge Station 3: Cape of Good Hope Station 4: Dawn Station/Devil's Slide Station 5: Horseshoe Curve Station […]

Full Moon over Chatsworth

Twin Lakes Plateau - Near this address 21600 Poema Pl, Chatsworth

I am putting together a full moon hike for Saturday night in Chatsworth's Deerlake Highlands. Hike will be about 3.5 miles total with about 1000 feet total ascent. I promise there won't be any bushwhacking or poison oak. Our destination will be the west peak of Twin Peaks -- 1,718 ft above sea level. Hike […]

Journey to the Center of the City – Franklin Canyon

Franklin Canyon Park - Ranch 1936 Lake Dr, Beverly Hills, CA, CA

This HDW original is a classic. On this 6-7 mile hike I will take you through Franklin Canyon and then a bit off-trail to the "planar" center of Los Angeles. It will make a great photo opp. There will be about 1200 ft of  total ascent. It is rated MEDIUM Franklin Canyon Park is one […]

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