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I've hiked this trail several years ago but forgot how great it was. In my opinion, the best hike around LA, if you like true hiking. Most of the popular LA hikes are just dirt trails along dry hills at the edge of the city. They usually don't get you far enough where you can't see or hear the city. Other than bits and pieces of roads or bridges, this hike is as wilderness as you can get in a major city. Not to mention the crystal clear flowing river. Who knew there was flowing water in LA?

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It's been way too long of a while since my last adventure, as well as my last post. My first outing of 2016 has been a year in the making. Lodging was booked around this time last year. So it has been months of anticipation to see the amazing natural phenomenon of the Aurora Borealis, or the Northern Lights. I have seen countless aurora pictures but I still had no clue what to expect. How bright are they? How large are they? How fast do they move, if at all? Now that I have seen it, I'm still having a hard time explaining what it is like. It's like a cloud, but not. Like a haze, but not always. It sometimes moves, slow, but other times fast. Flutters. Unfortunately, your camera has better eyes than you do. I'm not talking about your blind iPhone. The reds in the photos are almost invisible to your eyes. Even if I could explain it in full precise detail, you just have to experience it for yourself.

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Happy new year to you all. 2015 was another great and adventurous year but unlike years before, had more flying time involved. As much as I like road-tripping, flying to different parts of the world has its own type of excitement. I still do dislike going through the airport and customs though. Not to mention the stress of having to be at the airport by a hard-set time. I don't know how many times I have cut it close to missing a flight! Maybe my New Year's resolution should be to be more efficient with my time! This year already has the promise of being an exciting year. I can't wait to see how it unfolds. Positive vibes to you all.

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