I love how the San Fernando Valley is ringed with mountains. I’m encircled by a multitude of opportunities to get in to nature without driving more than 20 minutes. This week I chose to head to the south west corner, where I found a short string of caches along the Viewridge Trail in Topanga Canyon. I’d hiked all along this trail before, for another series of caches that have since disappeared. It was great to have an excuse to enjoy a quick 1.5 mile round trip escape here.
Finally, a short respite with bird sounds, from the beginning of my escape: