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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles, CA, United States

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How a hiker with a spinal cord injury conquered Mt. Whitney

Jack Ryan Greener thought of nothing but summiting Mt. Whitney after a spinal cord injury left him paralyzed from the neck down. Here's his story. → Read More

Lessons from hiking Mt. Whitney with a spinal cord injury

After a spinal cord injury left him paralyzed, Jack Ryan Greener centered his life on a quest to hike Mt. Whitney. When the time came to try, the quest proved perilous. → Read More

Where to find L.A.'s little-known stash of vintage birds

Anyone can discover the hidden gems at Occidental College’s ornithological museum. → Read More

Halt, hikers and campers: Closures extended at 4 national forests ringing L.A.

The four national forests that surround Los Angeles — Los Padres, Angeles, San Bernardino and Cleveland — will remain closed at least through Sept. 22 as a measure to prevent fires, according to a Forest Service order posted Tuesday. → Read More

Hiking guide for California’s Trans-Catalina Trail

This 38-mile island walk through Catalina is tough, but its wildness will captivate you. → Read More

Summer wildflowers are blooming in the desert right now

Carpets of yellow cover parts of Joshua Tree where monsoons brought rainfall this summer. → Read More

Summer super bloom? Parts of Mojave Desert erupt in yellow

Monsoonal rains in selected areas brought color to areas of the high desert → Read More

14 heat safety tips for L.A. hiking during hot weather

Hiking in Southern California means knowing how to plan and dress for high temperatures → Read More

Where to hike during wildfire season? Here are 7 places to go

National forests in California are temporarily off-limits due to fires. Here are some alternative places to go. → Read More

Where the locals go: An insider tour of Santa Barbara with surfer-artist DJ Javier

Artist and designer DJ Javier has been designing merch and murals around Santa Barbara. His confidence comes from being a hometown guy. → Read More

California national forests closure impact on Labor Day plans

The U.S. Forest Service announced it will close almost all of California’s national forests this week as wildfires continue to rage. This is how it could affect travel plans over the holiday weekend. → Read More

Snakes on a plane? No, but definitely at this airport

San Francisco's airport hosts the largest population of endangered garter snakes in the state. → Read More

Cats hike too (sort of), like this one on Mt. Baldy

It's not unusual to see dogs on the trail, but cats are making their appearances too. → Read More

I met the chic and the topless on a hike up Mt. Whitney

People get giddy on the summit of the 14,505-foot peak. Plus, where to watch the Perseid meteor shower → Read More

When is the Perseid meteor shower? How to watch in L.A.

The Perseid meteor shower peaks this week. Here are 10 places in Southern California to watch → Read More

Visit the home where L.A.'s Indiana Jones once lived

Charles Lummis was a self-made journalist and adventurer. Plus, where to cool down on ziplines → Read More

Desperately seeking hiker I met on the trail. But where to look?

Connections made in the outdoors can be powerful and long-lasting — and sometimes they work out. → Read More

Escape the heat with a Mount San Jacinto campout

A ‘secret’ spot in Malibu Creek State Park offers a refreshing break, plus a look into the bears of California and our duty to them. → Read More

Ugh, this heat! Camp at this chill Mt. San Jacinto spot

Take the tram to backpack at Mt. San Jacinto State Park, plus a redwood trail in Orange County. → Read More

The highs and lows of Badwater 135 Ultramarathon

High temperatures are the key to the Badwater Ultramarathon, a suffer-fest set for July. → Read More