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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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Cistern trail & Lookout trail – LA Hikes

Cistern trail & Lookout trail – LA Hikes

The start of the Cistern trail provides spectacular views down to Malibu Creek State Park and the spiky-looking tops of Goats Buttes. After those gorgeous views you’ll be keen to hike down the lookout trail to explore more of this beautiful area! This route will take you down to Century Lake and into an area that was used to film several movies. We did this as an extra walk after visiting Saddle Peak via the Backbone trail earlier that day….

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Temescal Canyon – LA Hikes

Temescal Canyon – LA Hikes

The Temescal Canyon loop is a fun, easy-ish hike on the edge of the Santa Monica Mountains, California. It will treat you to fabulous views of Los Angeles and the Pacific Ocean. We went in a clockwise direction, so climbed up the steep section first to enjoy the scenery. The return loop takes you deep into the shady canyon to a (teeny) waterfall. We were only in LA for a few days because Marc won an award for his work…

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Valhalla Helicopter Tour – Kelowna

Valhalla Helicopter Tour – Kelowna

Have you ever considered taking a tour in a helicopter? I have always wanted to, but I always assumed it was way out of my price range. Well, last year some friends invited Marc and me to join them on their helicopter tour. You can probably guess how much I squealed with delight when they asked us… They’d actually booked Valhalla Helicopter tour earlier in the summer; But on the date of their tour, the helicopter had been needed to…

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