I’ll be doing a lot of retro-posting of my hiking trips since I am doing the 52-Hike Challenge. I would love to journal my journey.
Date: January 2nd
Neighborhood: Lake Balboa
This park is close to our house and we walked around the Wildlife Reserve as the first hike of year. At the time, I thought I’d be coming here multiple times for the 52 Hike Challenge — in fact, I thought half of my hikes would be me walking around this park. I kept wondering how would I find time to dedicate a few hours of my weekend to hike a few miles.
The Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve is part of the Lake Balboa Park campus — it’s huge. There’s plenty of opportunities for exploring such as going to the dam, Japanese garden, lake, or dog park. When you walk around the Wildlife Reserve, you forget you’re near the 405 freeway until you hear honking and screeching of cars. For me or for anyone who lives in the Valley, this is a quick and convenient way to find a piece of nature in this urban hike.