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Point Mugu II

Last month, the Springs fire ravaged Point Mugu State Park. Peter and I had such a good time hiking there before, we thought we’d return this weekend to survey the damage now that the park has reopened. The destruction was impressive. Peter and I entered the park from the south side along PCH and took the La Jolla Canyon trail to the Mugu Peak trail, which took us (unsurprisingly) to Mugu Peak. See a similar–though not identical–route written up at Modern Hiker. The hike itself was very…

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Hiking in Point Mugu State Park

On Saturday, my friend Peter and I went for a hike in Point Mugu State Park. We intended to follow the trails written up here, but took a wrong turn. So we ended up making our own route. The park is situated at the western end of the Santa Monica mountains, where they descend into the Pacific Ocean. I was astonished by the diversity of the landscape and flora there. We entered the park from north, where the scenery was dominated by rolling hills and grassland. Less than a mile…

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Sturtevant Falls Hike

A couple of days ago, I went on a hike with my friend Sam and dog Finnegan to Sturtevant Falls in Santa Anita Canyon. The hike is a little under 4 miles and is relatively easy, although it was pretty hot out. The waterfall itself wasn’t too impressive (possibly due to the time of year?) but it was refreshing to wade in the pool nonetheless. I even got Finnegan to go for a bit of a swim, although he was skeptical.…

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