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Rubio Waterfall

1351 Pleasantridge Drive Altadena, CA 91001 This short easy hike travels up a narrow history-filled canyon to a charming double waterfall. At the turn of the previous century, the canyon was home to Rubio Pavilion, at the base of the Mount Lowe Incline Tramway, which escorted

Apple Picking

Apple Starr Orchard Julian Orchards Dr. Julian, CA 92036 "We are certified organic orchard since 2002 (CCOF) growing apples and pears in Julian located at the very end of Julian Orchards Drive. About 4 hours from Los Angeles. Our fruit ripens on the trees and will

Deukmejian Wilderness Park

Rim of the Valley Trail 3429 Markridge Road Glendale, CA 91214 For the experienced hiker and mountain bicyclist. Equestrians are not permitted. This trail links Glendale with the Rim of the Valley Trail system at Haynes Canyon Road. Starting with gentle grades and becoming very steep in several

El Matador State Beach

32215 Pacific Coast Highway Malibu, CA One of the most beautiful beaches in Malibu, with sea caves and large rocks on the beach, El Matador State Beach attracts many beach goers on hot weekend days. A steep dirt trail goes down to some stairs, which makes this

Channel Islands National Park

1901 Spinnaker Drive Ventura CA 93001 Channel Islands National Park offers a wide variety of recreation activities, kayaking through the Sea Caves being one of the most popular. Backpacking, camping, day hiking, scuba diving, and spearfishing are among the activities available to visitors. The Channel Islands National

Rose Falls Hike

Rose Valley Lake Rd. Los Padres National Forest Ojai, CA 93023 Rose Valley Falls is a 300-foot, two-tiered waterfall. This hike follows Rose Valley Creek up a shady canyon to the base of the lower falls, a hundred-foot, multi-strand waterfall. The waterfall cascades over the sheer sandstone cliffs

Franklin Canyon

2600 Franklin Canyon Dr Beverly Hills, CA 90210 Franklin Canyon Park rests on 605 acres near the center of Los Angeles between the San Fernando Valley and Beverly Hills. Within the park boundaries are chaparral, grasslands and oak woodlands, a three-acre lake, an ADA-accessible duck pond, expansive

Quick Rising Bread

1 loaf 4 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast (two packets) 1 tablespoon sugar 1 1/2 cups water 3 1/2 cups bread flour 1 1/4 teaspoon salt 3/4 teaspoon balsamic vinegar In the bowl of a heavy-duty stand mixer put the yeast, sugar, and water and let it sit. Heat the oven to 450°F.

Sycamore Canyon Hike

Located in the Puente Hills, and owned by the Puente Hills Habitat Preservation Authority, Sycamore Canyon provides exceptional hiking into beautiful riparian habitat. The entrance is off of Workman Mill Road. Enter an open gate and continue on the road to the parking lot. Keep to