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 …

Dry Lakes Ridge

Tucked away high atop a ridge in Los Padres National Forest north of Ojai lie five "dry lakes." These "lakes" are actually meadows, even though they look like they could hold water, given enough precipitation. This unusual, perhaps unique environment is as tranquil and beautiful as it is surprising.Distance: 5 MilesElevation Gained: 1,600Difficulty: Moderately StrenuousTime: …