Over the last two years, I have hiked about 2,000 miles. In order to do all of this hiking, I generally have to drive anywhere from 10 minutes to 2 hours at a time. Corresponding with the notion that the low-hanging fruit gets picked first, I've hiked up just about every convenient, sensible, and exciting …

The Lakes Trail

On the second day of the trip, I headed out of the forest and into the upper reaches of the Marble Fork River watershed, where numerous glacial lakes are accessible on a dayhike or on brief backpacking trips. While it takes a bit of time to climb out of the forest, the results are spectacular …

Misadventures: No camera, the Wills-Rice Loop, and the Mishe Mokwa Trail

Wills-Rice Loop (Ventura River Preserve)Miles: 6.5Elevation Gained: 500'Difficulty: ModerateCritters: NoneMishe Mokwa TrailMiles: 6.4Elevation Gained: 850'Difficulty: ModerateCritters: NoteThis past Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday, I went up to Agoura Hills to spend some time with friends and family, in addition to taking a few hikes in the area. However, I forgot to bring my camera, and so …

Aliso and Wood Canyons

Nestled within the sea of concrete, advertisements, track housing, and traffic snarls that is Orange County lies an oasis of grass, chaparral, and riparian habitat. Aliso and Wood Canyons are the southern most part of a preserved portion of the Laguna Coast, which also features Crystal Cove State Park. While evidence of man is abundant …

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