Century Lake, Malibu Creek State Park

Distance: 4.9 MilesElevation Gained: 600'Difficulty: EasyTime: 2:15Critters: A deer and an egretNew Trees: Atlas Cedar, Black WalnutPros:- Leisurely hike to an old favorite- Not too hot for a July afternoonCons:- Forest trail was blocked by a downed treeDetails:I'm up in Agoura visiting my family and some of my friends who still live here. I'm also …

Berry Creek Falls Loop and Pine Mountain

Campground Connector Trail - Redwood Trail - Sunset Trail - Berry Creek Falls Trail - Skyline to the Sea Trail - Bubbs Creek Trail - Pine Mountain Trail.Distance: Berry Creek Falls Loop - 12 Miles               Pine Mountain - 5.2 MilesElevation Gained: 700', 1,200' Difficulty: Strenuous, ModerateTime: 6:15 (Berry Creek), 3:12 (Pine Mountain)Critters: NonePros: - Great trees, …

On Sequoias

As if I haven't made this abundantly clear to anybody who knows me or to anybody who has read up on this site, I absolutely love trees. I love the common local trees, such as oak, sycamore, and willows, in all of their varieties. I love the less common local trees like water-loving alders, black …

Backpacking on the Skyline to the Sea Trail

Skyline to the Sea Trail - Redwood Loop - Campground Connector TrailDistance: 13.8 Miles (Day 1)                13 Miles (Day 3)Elevation Gained: 1,300' (Day 1)                               300 (Day 3)Difficulty: StrenuousTime: 6:57 (Day 1)          6:17 (Day 2)Critters: 28 Newts, Banana SlugsPros: - Stunning scenery from the beach, the transition from beach to redwood forest, and a deep, old-growth …