Aventuras

In the 13 years I’ve lived in Los Angeles, I’ve hiked all over the Santa Monicas, San Gabriels, and San Bernardinos, but I’ve rarely hiked within city limits. And it’s not that we Angelenos lack the open space. With over 4,000 acres of rugged terrain as well as landscaped parkland in the heart of the […]

January 5 2015      9 comments     Linda Ly
Aventuras

Before writing this post, I fondly read over the previous “Years in Review” from 2011, 2012, and 2013, and I’m astounded by how much has happened in the relatively short time I’ve been blogging. If I had to choose a theme for 2014, I think I would call it the “Year of Growth.” Not only […]

December 29 2014      20 comments     Linda Ly
Aventuras   En La Casa   En La Cocina   Gallinas   Jardín   Noticias   Trabajo   Viajes   Vida

Sunshine. Fresh air. A hilly hike. All good things on Christmas Day, and the perfect elixir for the holidaze (especially after entertaining all night on Christmas Eve!). I live on a little-known peninsula of Los Angeles that’s about as far removed from Los Angeles as one could be, both geographically and figuratively. No freeways, no […]

December 27 2014      22 comments     Linda Ly
Aventuras

Up until last week, when I spent a few days exploring north-central Arizona, I really had no idea that the forests around Flagstaff were so green and volcanic. Had it not been for red rock mesas rising in the distance and tumbleweeds rolling across the desert, I wouldn’t have thought we were in the state […]

November 9 2014      11 comments     Linda Ly
Aventuras

When Will and I volunteered for California State Parks Foundation a week ago, we knew that we wanted to end the weekend (or more accurately, start the week) with a summit of Mount San Jacinto, the highest peak of the San Jacinto Mountains and sixth most topographically prominent peak of the lower 48. Mount San […]

August 25 2014      9 comments     Linda Ly
Aventuras

Last weekend, I had the opportunity to volunteer for a very special project with the California State Parks Foundation, a nonprofit that supports the California State Parks system through fundraising, legislative advocacy, and volunteer work days at understaffed parks. My husband Will currently leads the work days at our “home” park, Rio de Los Angeles, […]

August 22 2014      15 comments     Linda Ly
Aventuras   Diversión

Why am I starting off a story about backpacking with a nearly nude picture of myself? Because when you’re in the middle of the wild with no one else around, skinny dipping in an alpine lake is something you have to check off the list at least once, if not every time. It is, quite […]

July 20 2014      16 comments     Linda Ly
Aventuras