Leading Peak – Peak Bagging

Leading Peak – Peak Bagging

Leading Peak is the super steep pinnacle of a summit on the north side of Anvil Island. This was my favourite peak bagging adventure of the year. The island is delightful and it is really cool to see the expansive views from the peak with new views of mountains we know well. There are a few barriers to hiking in this area; You need to ask permission the the landowners and either book a water taxi or kayak over from…

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Runyon Canyon Trail – LA Hikes

Runyon Canyon Trail – LA Hikes

Runyon Canyon is a quintessential Los Angeles hike with sandy soil and plenty of grasses and flowers; Plus you can look down to the city and the Hollywood sign. This was by far the busiest trail we visited in LA. It’s a great option if you are looking for an established trail with chances for people (and puppy) watching. Don’t do this hike expecting a peaceful escape from the city! It is a fun, busy urban hike. We were only…

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Zuma Beach to Point Dume – LA walks

Zuma Beach to Point Dume – LA walks

Zuma beach is a beautiful long stretch of white sand in Malibu that is a great place to walk, see wildlife and relax by the sparkling blue Pacific Ocean. In summertime this is a popular beach, but in spring (March) when we visited it was pretty empty. We had a pleasant wander from Zuma Beach, along to Westward Beach and Point Dume. Zuma Beach to Point Dume – the basics Distance: 2.8 miles (4.6km) for our route. Elevation gain/loss: Minimal…

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Mugu Peak – LA Hikes

Mugu Peak – LA Hikes

The Chumash trail to Mugu Peak trail is fantastic! This is a short workout hike that will tire you out, but be worth the effort for the fabulous views of the Santa Monica Mountains and the bright blue Pacific ocean. I had planned to do this hike for sunset (after hiking the Backbone trail to Saddle Peak) but I am glad we left it until the following morning so we could attempt it with fresh legs and more energy. If…

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