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Hike 33/52 – Hume Lake

Date: September 2nd Difficulty: 1 out of 5 Weather: Hot Distance: 3.3 mile loop Usually Teddy hates being in the water. Because it was so hot, they did not mind taking a dip.

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Hike 32/52: Wandering Through a Forest of Giants

The Grant Grove is a popular spot in Sequoia/Kings Canyon because it has the General Grant Grove tree -- one of the largest trees in world. Before going to Grant Grove, I thought the trees through our daily drive out of the camp site was huge. These trees in Grant Grove certainly dwarf them all!… Continue reading Hike 32/52: Wandering Through a Forest of Giants

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Hike 31/52 Caballero Canyon Hike

Date: August 18th Neighborhood: Tarzana Difficulty: 2 out of 5 Weather: Hot Distance: 3.54 miles (out and back) This was my Friday off from work. It's been a while since I've gone on a real hike. This hike is close to home, my go-to Whole Foods, ice cream parlor, and my new favorite brunch place! On the top of the hill… Continue reading Hike 31/52 Caballero Canyon Hike

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Hike 30/52 – Studio City River Walk

Date: August 12th Neighborhood: Studio City Difficulty: 1 out of 5 Weather: Hot Distance: 1.22 miles (out and back) I am catching up on all my hikes because currently I am at hike number 38. This Studio City walkway is behind a large shopping center. It may not be as pretty a hiking through a canyon, but I do appreciate… Continue reading Hike 30/52 – Studio City River Walk

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Hike 29/52: Palos Verde Nature Preserve

Date: August 5th Neighborhood: Rancho Palos Verdes Difficulty: 3 out of 5 Weather: Hot and Humid Distance: 5.2 miles (out and back) There are a lot of hiking trails around where we live -- we have mountains such as the Santa Monica mountains, San Gabriel, and Verdugos. We have canyons such as Eaton, Fryman, La Tuna, Franklin, and many other… Continue reading Hike 29/52: Palos Verde Nature Preserve

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Hike 29/52: Evening around our local park

Date: August 4th Neighborhood: Lake Balboa Difficulty: 1 out of 5 Weather: Cool Distance: 1.3 miles (loop) To our dear puppies, Teddy and Koda, It's been a while since we've taken you out on a walk. Last time we were outside you were on the bike stroller and I did the pedaling. I am sorry we have not gone… Continue reading Hike 29/52: Evening around our local park

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Hike 27/52: Biking along the beach

Date: July 15th Neighborhood: Pacific Palisades, Santa Monica, Venice Beach Difficulty: 2 out of 5 (on a bike) Weather: Cool, breezy Distance: 13.5 miles (out and back) Saturday morning was a perfect morning to go on a bike ride along the beach. We started biking at 8 AM with friends to find the beaches were mostly empty. I barely recognized these… Continue reading Hike 27/52: Biking along the beach

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Hike 26/52: A Cove in your Backyard

Date: July 2nd Neighborhood: Lake Nacimento Difficulty: 5 out of 5 (on a bike) Weather: Hot Distance: 2 miles (out and back) This was a tough bike ride. We found a path behind the lake house and decided to go as far as we can and discovered another way to get to the lake. What made the ride tough was… Continue reading Hike 26/52: A Cove in your Backyard

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Hike 25/52 – Exploring around the Lake House

Date: July 1st Neighborhood: Lake Nacimento Difficulty: 2 out of 5 Weather: Hot Distance: 1 miles (out and back) During the 4th of July weekend, we stayed at our friend's parent's lake house in Paso Robles. It's nice...and it's in the middle of nowhere with no cell phone reception unless you have an extender. I decided to spend the afternoon to… Continue reading Hike 25/52 – Exploring around the Lake House

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Hike 24/52: To North Hollywood via the Tujunga Wash

Date: June 24th Neighborhood: Panorama City, Van Nuys, Valley Glen,  North Hollywood Difficulty: 2 out of 5 Weather: Sunny, breezy Distance: 11.3 miles (I am only counting bike miles here) Saturday morning was the day I decided to bike my morning barre class (8.2 miles). For a while, I've been meaning to bike for my weekend errands. Hopefully this challenge will… Continue reading Hike 24/52: To North Hollywood via the Tujunga Wash

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Hike 23/52 Porter Ranch Trails #3

Date: June 11th Neighborhood: Porter Ranch Difficulty: 2 out of 5 Weather: Cloudy, breezy, overall perfect June gloom weather Distance: 2.2 miles   This is my third time hiking at Porter Ranch Trails (Limekiln Canyon trails). I was craving to go outside because it's been a while since I've done any hiking. Yes, there was the biking around Portland, but… Continue reading Hike 23/52 Porter Ranch Trails #3

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Hike 22/52 Biking Portland

Date: May 30th Neighborhood: All over Portland Difficulty: 2 out of 5 Weather: Misty Distance: About 12 miles For a few dollars, you can rent a bike for a day to explore Portland. You can bike a few miles to get to the next neighborhood, drop it off at the nearest bike share pod, borrow again when you choose,… Continue reading Hike 22/52 Biking Portland