Tag Archives: Wildlife

Are You Looking For A Good Hike? Try The Scenic Coastal Wetlands: Known To Locals As “The Back Bay”.

Nestled in the center of busy streets, multi-million dollar homes and shopping malls is a small body of water that is teaming with life: the Newport Back Bay. The reserve encompasses the inland delta that connects the Upper Newport Bay … Continue reading

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Are You Afraid Of Hiking Solo?

Hiking is one of the few activities where there is no shortage. There are countless mountains to conquer, waterfalls to see and views to take in. Nature offers something that being indoors simply can’t. It is motivating to walk among … Continue reading

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The History of Crystal Cove State Park

Orange County may not be known for its hiking, mountain biking and other outdoor adventures, but the free-spirited outdoorsman/woman knows much better. I’ve been exploring Orange County for two years and have never found myself unsatisfied by all of its … Continue reading

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Abalone Sea Cave & Portuguese Bend Palos Verdes

Smoke from fires set by Native Americans hunting game on the hillsides overlooking San Pedro Bay, inspired Portuguese explorer Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo to name this natural harbor Bahia de los Fumos or “Bay of Smokes.” On October 8, 1542, when … Continue reading

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The Not-So-Hidden Mansion Ruins of Malibu’s Solstice Canyon

Just off the Pacific Coast Highway, between Pepperdine University and Point Dume, Solstice Canyon, is an unusually scenic hike to the ruins of a once-grand private estate. In 1952, “supermarket magnate” Fred Roberts and his wife Florence commissioned an architect … Continue reading

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Did You Know About This Movie Town Hidden In Agoura Hills?

In 1927 Paramount Pictures purchased 2,400 acres in the hills between Malibu and the Valley for use as a “movie ranch.” The property had rolling grasslands, oak & walnut groves, streams, and canyons – everything they needed to create the illusion … Continue reading

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This State Park Is Home To The Rarest Pine Tree In North America.

If the stress of everyday life is weighing you down, take a trip to Torrey Pines State Reserve just north of San Diego. Torrey Pines State Reserve is home to one of the biggest “secrets” in San Diego. The secret … Continue reading

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