Blog, Gallery

Hipcamp Review [Grand Canyon]

21 Sep , 2020   Gallery

  With three bookings under my belt, I can confidently recommend Hipcamp to anyone looking for a unique outdoor experience. Hipcamp’s mission is to ‘get more people outside,’ and serves as a marketplace for people to discover and book tent camping, RV parks, cabins, treehouses, and glamping—everywhere from national parks to blueberry farms. It’s a great alternative to the terrible […]


Top 4 night hikes in Griffith Park

15 Jul , 2019  

Night hiking is the best way to avoid the hot summer sun or to unwind after a day’s work. It’s even better if you can get to the top for a dramatic view right as the sun goes down. Luckily for Angelenos, there are plenty of accessible and relatively safe night hike options right in Griffith Park. Here […]


Things to do outside when it’s too hot to hike in LA

23 Jul , 2017  

I’d love to say I’m down to hike all year long, but the truth is that I hate hitting the mostly shadeless trails of Socal when it’s over 85 degrees. The sun is savage in the summer, often making it too hot to chill in my own apartment. (RIP window AC unit) So to get outdoors without sweating like a whore in […]

Blog, Trail Guides

Hike to Parker Mesa Overlook [Topanga Canyon]

30 Apr , 2017  

Beaches, cities, suburbs and mountains all in one view. The Parker Mesa Overlook lets you grasp the vastness and diversity of LA’s landscape. You can see the whole basin from the ocean to the San Gabriel mountains with the skylines of Century City and DTLA in between. The hike, which begins at Trippet Ranch in Topanga State Park, […]


Is it worth paying $4/hour to park at The Griffith Observatory?

25 Mar , 2017  

TL;DR: It’s only better to take the DASH shuttle IF you can conveniently get to the Sunset/Vermont subway station first. Griffith Park is home to some of LA’s most accessible hikes like Mt. Hollywood trail, which has one end that starts at the back of the Griffith Observatory parking lot. Until recently, parking around the main lot was […]