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Hiking to Lower Monarch Lake in Mineral King Valley

October 9, 2016

Hiking to Lower Monarch Lake really rewards you for climbing nearly 5 miles uphill. Even though there is the option to travel further to Upper Monarch Lake and Sawtooth Pass, I didn't feel like I was missing out on anything, and let me say - my fear of missing out on any hike is pretty substantial. Lower Monarch Lake was spectacular enough to call it a final…

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26 Ways To Stop Being A Jerk When Hiking

September 22, 2016

The other day, I decided to climb Echo Mountain to Inspiration Point. Granted, this is one of the most popular hikes in the Los Angeles area, so I wasn't expecting pristine solitude. But even so, I was pretty shocked at the number of hikers displaying such blatant indifference to how they were acting. What began as two people running down straight at me as I was ascending the…

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