Monserate Mountain

It's a great big hill!Distance: 3.9Elevation Gained: 1,220'Difficulty: ModerateTime: 1:45Critters: NoneGet there like this.Details:Oh, the bear went over the mountain,The bear went over the mountain,The bear went over the mountain,To see what he could see.And all that he could see,And all that he could see,Was the other side of the mountain,The other side of the …

Santa Margarita River + Los Jilgueros and Hellers Bend

Distance: 6.8, 1.1, 1.2 (Santa Margarita, Los Jilgueros, and Hellers Bend, respectively)Elevation Gained: 320', 0', 300'Difficulty: Easy + easy + easy = moderateTime: 2:38, :23, :27Critters: Dog of the Day with the cone of shame, a fleet of rabbits and squirrels, coots, bullfrogsPros:- Lovely, easy hiking along the Santa Margarita River- Easily accessed beauty spots …

a bookish mess

a place for books and such

Trail to Peak

Gear Reviews | SoCal Hiking Trail Guides | Backpacking Trips | Travel Guides

the late bloomer hiker

Adventures in hiking...

proactiveoutside

Because life's too short to be an indoor cat.

Wanderstruck Studio

Adventure-Inspired Fine Art by Kris Grenier

Enchanted Seashells by Princess Rosebud

Beguiling pearls of wit, wisdom, and whimsy-with attitude

The Camping Post

Life Is Better Outside

Nobody Hikes in LA

Over 1,000 hikes in So Cal and beyond!

Bionicbaby's Weblog

Just another WordPress.com weblog

Rande's Coastal Real Estate Report

Just another WordPress.com site

Peakbagging and Pixels

Hiking and photography in the Southwestern U.S.