California: south

Cowles Mountain, San Diego's highest point

On July 5th, 2006 I biked (OK, mostly pushed) up the city of San Diego's highest point, Cowles Mountain (1591'). The peak is located near SDSU, and about 6 miles northeast of downtown. Directions are here.... (read more)

July 6, 2006 – 9:09pm

Los Angeles River Ride 2006

For the past six years the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition has been sponsoring a ride along the L.A. River. The latter is no longer a real river but is in fact mostly a large, all concrete drainage ditch used to keep the former watercourse from flooding the L.A. Basin. Back in the day the river would change course and even caused a massive flood or two.... (read more)

May 21, 2006 – 3:11pm

Rock climbing in Griffith Park?

Believe it or not, there is rock climbing of a sort in Griffith Park.... (read more)

May 6, 2006 – 9:43pm

Cheeseboro Mountain Biking

Earlier today I mountain biked in Cheeseboro Canyon, which is part of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. It's off the 101 freeway in Agoura, which is generally between Thousand Oaks and the western edge of the San Fernando Valley. I drove a lot of miles to get there, and going back isn't high on my list of priorities.... (read more)

May 6, 2006 – 9:43pm

Mountain biking above Pasadena, California (video)

The following video was shot at a super-secret hiking trail high above Pasadena and/or Altadena outside Los Angeles (in the San Gabriel Mountains/Angeles National Forest).... (read more)

January 28, 2009 – 11:48pm

Griffith Park at night, April 27, 2002

Some nighttime pictures from Griffith Park in Los Angeles. These were shot from the Observatory looking towards downtown. Shoot date: April 27, 2002.... (read more)

January 3, 2009 – 9:46pm

Los Angeles River Walk, April 20, 2002

Each year the Friends of the L.A. River conducts river walks, taking people for tours of the river.... (read more)

January 3, 2009 – 9:25pm

Los Angeles River at Sepulveda Dam, April 13, 2002

Most of these are pictures taken at the Sepulveda Dam in the San Fernando Valley. The Los Angeles River runs through the area, but the dam is designed to prevent flooding of rain runoff water.... (read more)

January 3, 2009 – 8:56pm

Griffith Park April 8, 2002

Photos from Los Angeles' Griffith Park. Taken April 8, 2002.... (read more)

January 3, 2009 – 8:05pm

Mulholland fountain, Griffith Park (May 1, 2002)

This gallery has images from the Mulholland fountain, Griffith Park, Los Angeles (May 1, 2002)... (read more)

December 28, 2008 – 10:42pm

Ice axe tips for self-belay and arrest

In the future, this post will describe how to use an ice axe for self-belay and for an emergency arrest on steep icy slopes.... (read more)

December 19, 2008 – 3:38pm

Mountain biking Little Santa Anita Canyon (Old Mount Wilson trail)

Here's video of me mountain biking the lower section of the Old Mount Wilson trail that runs through Little Santa Anita Canyon from the city of Sierra Madre to Mount Wilson.... (read more)

March 4, 2007 – 10:47am

LAFD rescue in Griffith Park

Apparently a hiker broke his clavicle in Los Angeles' Griffith Park and had to be rescued with a Los Angeles Fire Department rescue helicopter:... (read more)

August 13, 2006 – 8:48pm

Mountain biking Mt. Baldy

mount baldy mountain biking mt san antonio... (read more)

Yesterday I "mountain biked" to the summit of Mt. Baldy (10,064') outside Los Angeles. I took the ski lift up to the Notch (~7800') and "biked" (OK, mostly pushed) to the summit. Then, I "biked" (more biking and less pushing this time) back. A very short video of the expedition is available here or here.

June 18, 2006 – 7:36pm