Exploring the Escondido Falls Trail

Dec 21, 2009 by Lisa Newton

With the sun shining, cool breeze, and clear skies, this weekend I decided to explore the Escondido Falls Trail.
I love waterfalls—although I don’t think this pursuit has a psychiatric designation–nonetheless I’m always on the prowl [...]

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Griffith Park on Black Friday

Nov 28, 2009 by Lisa Newton

In the spirit of “Buy Nothing Day,” I went hiking on Black Friday. I did wake up early–not for the Early Bird Specials– my plan was to go to Griffith Park for a hike to [...]

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A Different View of the Hollywood Sign

Oct 15, 2009 by Lisa Newton

While researching my Mapping Swimming Pools in LA article, I discovered a new trail I wanted to hike–Bronson Canyon. The trail’s mount begins in Griffith Park, and twists and turns all the way up to [...]

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The Hollywood Reservoir – LA’s Water Resource

Aug 07, 2009

After doing a bit of research, I found out that after a four year closure, the Hollywood Reservoir’s walking trail has reopened. Like many, anything with the word Hollywood preceding the sentence piques my interest. [...]

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The Magical Cliffs of the Hollyridge Trail

Jun 11, 2009

During my recent hiking foray on the “Hollyridge Trail” to reach the Hollywood sign, I was intrigued by the indelible mark and beauty of the ever ever-present foliage, plants, and growths which garnered most of [...]

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Hiking to the Hollywood Sign

Jun 09, 2009

I’ve always been fascinated by the Hollywood sign. And even more important to me—I’ve always wanted to see it up-close.
This Saturday, I got pretty close. I went into the Hollywood Hills going north on Beachwood [...]

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San Diego, Torrey Pines, and a Trail

Apr 12, 2009

A friend invited me to share Passover Seder at their house in beautiful San Diego.
Of course, I brought myself, my appetite, and my Nikon.
So I graciously accepted her invitation, and after the evening sunset, when [...]

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A Vacation Day at Coldwater Canyon Park

Mar 29, 2009

Nestled tightly toward the top of Mulholland Dr, in the hills of Beverly Hills, is Coldwater Canyon Park.

“Set atop chaparral-covered canyons, it provides a haven of natural beauty in the midst of Los Angeles’ sprawling [...]

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Goin’ Down

Feb 13, 2009

I’m on my way back down to the base of Temescal Canyon. If you’ve been following me on my trek over the previous two posts, you were able to watch me as I made [...]

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On top of the Mountain

Feb 12, 2009

"I’ve Been to the Mountaintop"
By Martin Luther King, Jr.
“..I would move on by Greece and take my mind to Mount Olympus. And I would see Plato, Aristotle, Socrates, Euripides and Aristophanes assembled around the Parthenon. [...]

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A Waterfall in my Backyard

Feb 11, 2009

It’s true. Temescal Gateway Park is a Los Angeles hiker’s dream. I hiked there a few months ago, but due to all the rain we’ve recently had, I was very curious to see if the [...]

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