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 …

Danielsen Monument and Upper Sycamore Canyon

Danielsen Monument and Upper Sycamore Canyon comprise the northern sections of Point Mugu State Park, as well as a portion of Boney Mountain State Wilderness. The area features the upper reaches of ever-popular Sycamore Canyon, Satwiwa Native American Indian Natural Area hiking trails, a waterfall, access to Boney Mountain, and the Danielsen Monument.Distance: 6.2Elevation Gained: …

Boney Mountain

Big Sycamore Canyon Fire Road - Serrano Canyon Trail - Serrano Valley Trail - Backbone Trail - Chamberlain Trail - Old Boney TrailDistance: 22 milesElevation gained: 3,100'Difficulty: MasochisticTime: 8:25, including 30 minutes worth of breaks Critters: Feral parrots, hawks, two deerPros:- Experiences every ecosystem in the Santa Monicas, excluding valley oak woodlands.- Expansive views of …

Big Changes Afoot

A little life stuff:This Monday, I'll be moving down to Oceanside to live with my girlfriend, Kelly. We were just approved for this great little one bedroom that's a block away from the beach. It's the next big step in our already fantastic relationship, and I know we're going to have a lot of fun …