Category: Beyond L.A.

Beyond L.A.: Mosquito Flat Trailhead to the Mono Pass (Guest post by Mark Bennett of Outdoorily)

Mono Pass is a moderately difficult hike at a high elevation that offers stunning views of the Sierras, including lakes, alpine mountains and lush green meadows. Below is my guide on hiking to Mono Pass from the Mosquito Flats Trailhead. Hike details Elevation gain – 1,800 ft Total Distance – 7 miles round trip Duration…

Ruby Lakes, Sierras, CA

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Beyond L.A.: Five things I would have done differently to prepare for my 3-day Mt. Whitney hike

This Beyond L.A. post features a peak that might be vaguely familiar to some hikers – Mt. Whitney. There’s no shortage of information available online about the tallest summit in the U.S. outside Alaska. That being said, there are some things that can only be learned from doing or experiencing them. My trip to Whitney…

View from Mt. Whitney, CA

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Beyond L.A.: 4 breathtaking hikes near Sacramento (guest post by Paul McCormin of Active Authorities)

Photo credit: trails.com Sacramento might not be known as a hiking city, but you may be surprised at how many great hiking trails are nearby. Here are four of my favorites. The Quarry Trail The Quarry Trail in Auburn, CA is a half-hour ride from Sacramento. From my experiences, this is a fairly tame hiking…

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Beyond L.A.: Natural Hot Springs of Mammoth Lakes (Guest post by Keilah Keiser)

Southeast of Yosemite National Park lies the tiny town of Mammoth Lakes, population 8,000. Many Californians are familiar with Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort, California‚Äôs snow sports playground. You most likely know friends who have visited for its famed natural beauty. Among the pristine lakes and snow capped mountain views, Mammoth Lakes is the perfect setting…

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Beyond L.A.: Buckhorn/Golden Wall Loop (Dixie National Forest, Utah)

Here’s a hike that offers the outstanding scenery of Bryce Canyon National Park in a free, less crowded and dog friendly package. This five mile loop in the Dixie National Forest is a perfect introduction to the area’s famous landscapes, notably the “hoodoo” formations – the bizarre rock towers characteristic of the desert. Other highlights…

Golden Wall Trail, Utah

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Beyond L.A.: Fire Wave and White Domes Trails (Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada)

Located about an hour northeast of Las Vegas, Nevada’s Valley of Fire State Park is noted for its outlandish rock formations. The famous and recognizable “Fire Wave” is one of two hikes profiled in this post; the other is the short but adventurous White Domes Trail, visiting a remote canyon that has been a favorite…

Fire Wave, Valley of Fire State park

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