Mojave National Preserve

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Best Summer Backpacking Trips Near Los Angeles

Here are five backpacking trips worthy of a short road trip from downtown that feel as if these distinctive destinations are much further away from the fray.



Best Holiday Escapes Near OC

The winter holiday season often means long lines at malls, crowded movie theaters and busy restaurants. Fortunately, frazzled Orange County residents looking to escape the yuletide hustle and bustle need only drive a few hours in any direction to bring back that holiday cheer. From dirt biking in the desert to buying chocolate from a Dutch boutique, these great escapes will take you off of the beaten path and down the road to holiday serenity.

CBS Los Angeles–12/08/2012


Veterans Group Wants To Intervene In Mojave Cross Dispute

Veterans groups are asking to intervene in the legal battle over a cross erected at a Mojave Desert federal park to honor war dead.


Anza Borrego State Park is the largest state park in California and one of the most pristine. (Credit:

The Angelenos Guide To Desert Camping

Due to the remote location of many campsites and the lack of water, desert camping requires careful planning and preparation.

CBS Los Angeles–08/30/2010