In Part II of our hike through the Santa Monica Mountains via the Mishe Mokwa Trail, we take a scenic detour to Inspiration Point and an easy Class II scramble up to Sandstone Peak to enjoy its majestic, healing views. Finally, the return hike serves lake and ocean views all the way back to the … Continue reading POV Scramble Up to Sandstone Peak in 4K!
This week we brave the Santa Ana Winds to hike Mishe Mokwa—a gorgeous trail through the Edenic Santa Monica Mountains, with some fun and easy scrambling to get your heart pumping! In Part I, we pass Balance Rock, the picnic table at Split Rock, and climb to a ledge at the top of Tri-Peaks for fantastic … Continue reading Let’s Get Ready to Scramble! The Mishe Mokwa Trail to Tri-Peaks (4K)
Reopened after the Bobcat Fire, the mountain remains untouched, save views of Phos Chek lines and distant loaders conducting fire-suppression repairs. The noise is remote and disappears a mile in. Mount Baden-Powell is the perfect hike for beginners interested in peak bagging; it’s non-technical and impossible to get lost. And after forty (you heard right, … Continue reading Mount Baden-Powell in 4.5 Minutes (4K)
Hey guys (YouTube voice)! I'm documenting scenery, junctions, and conditions of my SoCal hikes for anyone interested in previewing the damage before hitting the trail. Stop by the Dizzy Hiker section for updates and archives! First up is Cucamonga Peak. Coming in at #3 in the SoCal Hiker's 6-Pack of Peaks, Cucamonga is a local … Continue reading Introducing the Dizzy Hiker feat. Cucamonga Peak!
Big thanks to Eilis O'Neal for letting me ramble about the inspiration behind "Why Don't You Write Something Japanese," appearing in Nimrod International Journal's Let us Gather: Diversity in the Arts Spring/Summer issue. Also discussed: sheepherding in Palmdale. Click headline for the link.
Many thanks to Eilis O'Neal for publishing my work in Nimrod's "Let Us Gather: Diversity in the Arts" issue. "Why Don't You Write Something Japanese" is a story about that holy triumvirate of Friendship, Buddhism—and Adult-Education Creative Writing Class. IVAN IS BLOND-HEADED AND BLUE-EYED and obsessed with the Orient. He is proud to know the differences among … Continue reading New Fiction in Nimrod
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