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Secret Staircases of Rustic Canyon

Secret Staircases of Rustic Canyon + Murphy Ranch Time: August 10, 2019 @ 9:00 am – August 10, 2019 @ 12:00 pm A hidden staircase, the longest public staircase in Los Angeles, drops 24 stories into the middle of lush Rustic Canyon.   There are actually two staircases with over 500 steps -- each! We'll [...]

Journey to the Center of the City – Franklin Canyon

Journey to the Center of the City – Franklin Canyon 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 [...]

Hot-Weather Hiking Tips

Sunny days are perfect for lacing up your boots and heading out in search of an alpine lake, a mountain summit or a dramatic slot canyon. But, along with the sun can come intense heat, and if you don’t manage the combination of the two properly, your fun day can turn into a painful and […]

How to Clean a Hydration Bladder

You might be thinking, “how does something we fill with clean water ever need cleaning?” But bacteria and mold are resourceful little buggers, and will inevitably find their way into your CamelBak, Platypus or other brand of hydration reservoir. Your best defense is to clean your system regularly. It’s not hard to do, but the shapes are awkward [...]

How to Go Hiking in the Rain

Before you grumble about a gray forecast, it’s worth remembering that giant redwoods, colorful wildflowers and grandiose canyons were all made possible by the relentless pitter patter of a billion raindrops.

How to Clean Hiking Boots

Hiking boots are built to take muddy, gritty trails in stride. But that doesn’t mean it’s a great idea to toss your mucky companions in the closet and forget about them. Clean them faithfully and you’ll enjoy many years on the trail together. If you’re too tired immediately after a hike, then clean ’em the […]

Save 50% on this Hiking Tent – Offer expires May 30, 2019 at 11:59 PM PDT

I found this great deal on Amazon. Save 50% by using this link. Only $19.99 until May 30 Buy Now on Amazon Argus Le Camping Tent – Designed for the Backpacker Tent Material and Specification Dimensions: 78.7 x 59 x 43 inches Package Size: 23.5 x 5 x 4 inches Weight:3.85 lbs Persons: 2 Pole: 7.9 mm Fiberglass Canopy: 190T […]