After two days of storms, the greater LA basin was cleared of haze, and those who joined us today for a hike to the Topanga Overlook were rewarded with a spectacular view of Santa Monica Bay! Today from this perch 700' above the ocean, we could see Santa Barbara Island, 48 miles out to sea, and snowcapped Mt Baldy 53 miles to the east.
On our four-day trip to DV with the Honda Hiking Club, we hiked in spectacular Redwall Canyon, the Zabriskie Hills, and the Black Mountains. Weather was perfect - highs in the 80's, nights down to 50 degrees, and no wind. Watch a video here.
I've led our hiking club at work since 1997, with members from all over Southern CA. I also volunteer with the Pacific Crest Trail Association as an Area Coordinator in LA County, and since 1998 maintain the local PCT as a member of the Southern California Trail Gorillas.