Sunday, January 24, 2016

Out and About: Hiking

It's been a while since I've been anywhere new, or gone on a neighborhood walk, but lately I've been feeling that my blog is sorely lacking in picture posts. Therefore, I decided to go through my California album and pick out some photos from the various hikes I've done over the last two years. Note that some (but not all) of these hikes could be more accurately described as nature walks.

Don't remember the trail name but this is in
Topanga Canyon in Topanga.

Point Vicente Lighthouse in Palos Verdes.

View from Descanso Gardens in La Canada Flintridge.

Lake Shrine Temple in Pacific Palisades.

The Japanese Garden in LA.

Lake Balboa in LA.

View from Trump National Golf Course in Palos Verdes.

Ballona Wetlands in Playa del Rey.

Remains of an abandoned building at
Corral Canyon in Malibu.

View from Corral Canyon.

View from Will Rogers State Park in Pacific Palisades.

M*A*S*H hike at Malibu Creek State Park, Malibu.

Trickle of water, Escondido Falls in Malibu.

View of downtown LA from Kenneth Hahn State Park in LA.

Malibu Creek State Park.

Malibu Creek State Park.

Scenery on the hike to Santa Ynez Falls
in Pacific Palisades.

Griffith Observatory & downtown LA, as viewed from the Mt.
Hollywood Trail in Griffith Park, LA.

Hollywood sign, as viewed from the Canyon Blvd. Trail in
Griffith Park, LA.

Hiking in Indian Canyons, Palm Springs

Doing this post has reminded me how of much fun I've had while hiking in LA! I think it's past time for me to get out there and explore some more. I'm looking forward to more adventures in 2016!


Patricia said...

Those are all lovely. I loved the M*A*S*H truck the best, but that's because I'm contractually required to, as a member of my family. :-)

I was also suprised how much green there was, even with the drought. Although perhaps some of the greener ones are from earlier in the two-year time period?

balyien said...

Actually, most of the rain we've gotten since we moved here has come in the last six months, although there were a couple of good soakers prior to that time. By my observation, the state of California has been quite good at maintaining (and continuing to plant) native species, which tend to be drought resistant, and stay green despite the dry conditions. Even so, things have a tendency to look very green from afar, but when you get closer, you can see a lot of brown.