Sunday, March 26, 2017

March 25 on Slide Mountain

Purple lupines
 The hike to the fire tower on Slide Mountain will make you earn it, 11 miles R/T and 2000' of gain. Today I climbed it with six friends. Weather was kind, and the mountains are as green as ever this year.
The fire tower was built in the 1960's

Nina and me on top of the roof

The view south, looking down deep, wild and remote Piru Gorge

Sunday, March 12, 2017

March 10: Springtime green

Photos from my local favorite hike in Towsley Canyon. I have never seen it this green before, and water is still running in the creeks all the way down to the road.

after all the rain and now warm sunshine, poppies are coming out

Saturday, March 4, 2017

It was a good day in LA

My buddy Paul was in LA for an extra day, so I took the day off and we rode the Metrolink downtown and walked from Union Station through Chinatown, Olvera Street, ate lunch at Philippe's, saw all the movie palaces on Broadway, Disney Concert Hall, Pershing and Grand Parks, and finished with supper on Olvera Street. It was a good day.
The magnificent art deco Eastern Building
FirstBank building
Returning to Union Station
Sunset from Union Station