Fish Canyon Falls Hike – May 7, 2016

The day after a rain in the spring is the absolute best time to visit Fish Canyon Falls. I was looking at Saturday as my only sure widow to hike Fish Canyon in May, so I was elated when water began to pour from the…

Beacon Hill and Glendale Peak in Griffith Park – Feb. 15, 2016

A day off from work to celebrate Presidents Day was an ideal time for a hike in Griffith Park…my first one for this year. I had to go into my office in L.A. for a few hours so I figured I would do a short…

Fish Canyon Falls Hike – December 24, 2015

What a fun adventure it’s been endeavoring to hike to Fish Canyon Falls every month for a year to experience the changing seasons. I started in March so my hike today represents the tenth month in a row. And it’s the first time I’ve hiked…

Mt. Islip via Big Cienega and Islip Ridge – August 8, 2015

The pointed summit of Mount Islip with its amazing 360-degree panorama over the heart of the San Gabriels is a great summertime hike. Mt. Islip is one of my favorite peaks and is always worthy of return visits. It’s been a while since I’ve climbed…

Burbank Peak, Cahuenga Peak, and Mt. Lee – June 24, 2015

Mount Lee and the iconic Hollywood sign in Griffith Park is always a rewarding destination. And add Burbank and Cahuenga peaks—the newest peaks to the park—the outing becomes a grand slam for my out-of-town guests. I really like those occasions when my job intersects with…

Etiwanda Falls Hike – March 21, 2015

Gurgling, babbling, and dancing, two vibrant streams flow south from the rugged canyons of the east San Gabriel Mountains above Rancho Cucamonga. As the streams near the valley, they become one and the water cuts through granite bedrock and tumbles through a series of small…