The best darn trail guide to Turnbull Canyon

Turnbull Canyon
Turnbull Canyon is part of the Puente Hills Preserve in Uptown Whittier that links to other trails and canyons, most notably, Sycamore Canyon and Hellman Park. We'll explore all the trails connected (and disconnected) zig-zagging across Turnbull Canyon. Turnbull Canyon The hike is divided into 5 trails: ...

Arroyo Pescadero Trail: A Peaceful Hiking Loop Within the Woods of Whittier

Sometimes you don't need to summit a mountain or hike among tourists in an overly populated trailhead to have a great hiking experience. Sometimes, it's better to seek out the undiscovered trails, the underdogs of the hiking world with their own hidden gems to...

Escondido Falls: Malibu’s Tiered Waterfall Hike

Escondido Falls Waterfall Hike
Located about 35 miles west of LA, Escondido Falls is the tallest Waterfall in the Santa Monica Mountains. From smooth paths to rock climbing, the trail offers a little bit of everything for everyone.

Climbing and Fear Management – Managing the moment

Climbing and fear management
It had been twenty feet of easy climbing with another thirty to go.  This fifty feet would make a fine warmup and then I could move on to some harder climbs.  I climbed to another comfortable spot and looked at the granite in front of me- nowhere to place anything.  I was only about five feet above my last placement, so I decided to keep climbing.  Another comfortable spot, another barren wasteland of blank rock.

Staying Safe Around Bears – What you need to know about Bear Safety

bear safety
Don’t mess with the wildlife and the wildlife won’t mess with you. I have never had a single bad run in with a bear, though I have been very close to them. Never once have I felt threatened, because I use proper precautions. I’ve never surprised a bear, never stored food in my tent. And, unlike some tourists in videos gone viral, I don’t feed the wildlife. Bear safety begins with respect for nature and some simple skills to help keep you safe.

Wildwood Canyon: A Steep Ascent to Burbank’s Radio Towers

A victim of a 2017 brush fire, Wildwood Canyon Park is a deceivingly long ascent to four radio towers, nestled within a recovering environment that offers up panoramic views of Burbank and downtown Los Angeles.

Family Adventure at Carlsbad Caverns National Park

carlsbad caverns national park
What's more entertaining than having your 10-year-old daughter say she wants to "kick your ass"? How about having your 10-year-old daughter tell you this as you hike your way out of a cave deep in the mountains of southern New Mexico? Join us for...

Culver City Stairs: The Outdoor Stairmaster of Baldwin Hills

Culver City Stairs
The Culver City Stairs offers an intense climb up 282 uneven stair steps leading to the Baldwin Hills Overlook with amazing views of LA and some quirky sculptures along the way.

7 Breathtaking Southern Colorado Jeep Trails

Ophir Pass Colorado Jeep Trails
If you're only in Durango, Silverton, Ouray area for a few days these seven trails and passes will give you a great experience of history, wildlife, mountain summits and valley views to last you a lifetime and you too will see why they call this the Switzerland of America and the Jeep Capital of the world.

Eaton Canyon: Pasadena’s Infamous Waterfall Hike

eaton canyon
I've been pretty into waterfall hikes lately, especially since its been warming up in LA (I'm so sick of that 65° weather, way too cold). I decided to cross off yet another waterfall hike off my "hiking bucket list," so here we are again...