Friday, January 22, 2010

I Love View

Jason here again, with one last guest-post for the week. As all you LA-area readers know, we've had a wet week. It's rained every day for at least the past 7 days, and some areas of the city have experienced flooding, mudslides, and even tornadoes. Certainly not your typical Southern California climate.

Luckily, the rains are scheduled to take a break for a few days, and we now have an opportunity to see our fair city at its most beautiful. The benefit of weather like this is that it clears the smog from the air, giving us a glimpse of unusually clear skies. The best way to take advantage of this is to go on a hike, walk up a hill to a nice vista, and take in the gorgeous scenery. You can get a crystal-clear view from Malibu all the way down to Palos Verdes, and even catch the snow-capped San Gabriel Mountains.

There are tons of great parks and trails to hike. This list of LA's Best Post-Rain Hikes is a great place to start. My favorites are Temescal Canyon and the Parker Mesa Overlook. Both are roughly 5-mile hikes with moderate-difficulty terrain and incredible ocean views. Plus, the deluge of rain means that some normally-dry trails are bound to have running water (rivers, streams, and waterfalls), always a nice bonus.

Whatever you choose to do, have a great weekend everyone!

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