Guide to Ernest Debs Park

Ernst Debs Park - Debs Pond

Located just north of downtown Los Angeles sits a small, often forgotten park called Ernest E. Debs Regional Park. In fact, you’d probably never hear a word about it if it weren’t for the ultra-cute lake that sits, surrounded by trees, at its summit. In fact, the lake and the surrounding hiking trails are what […]

Book Review: Some Stories by Yvon Chouinard

Frost Aurora

Some Stories by Yvon Chouinard is the kind of book that, after even a quick glance, makes you feel like you could have done more with your life.  The book consists of a series of previously published short stories and letters on adventure sports, business and environmentalism that follows the course of Yvon’s life from […]

Indonesia: Independent Trekking in Papua’s Central Highlands

Papua, Indonesia

Until 1930 the central highlands of Papua were believed to be completely uninhabited.  But when two Australian gold prospectors made an expedition into the western central highlands, those assumptions were shattered forever.  What they found were numerous tribes speaking hundreds of different languages and who lived in such isolation that they had no concept of the outside […]

Guide to Griffith Park

Griffith Park Observatory

Griffith Park, that giant swath of green at the eastern edge of the Hollywood Hills, is one of the largest urban parks in North America and despite being rather wild and rugged, is surprisingly close to Los Angeles proper.  It’s (apparently) sometimes referred to as the Central Park of Los Angeles, but whereas New York’s […]

Guide to Elysian Park

Angeles Point, Elysian Park

What’s that big green splotch surrounding Dodger Stadium?….its none other than the often overlooked Elysian Park.  Despite being overshadowed by its massive neighbor to the north (Griffith Park), Elysian Park is still packed with things to see and do.  Its home to Dodger Stadium and just a few minutes from Downtown LA, Hollywood, and Silverlake/Echo […]