National Park Service Celebrates Centennial With Waived Entrance FeesGet a much-needed dose of nature this weekend at any of the four federally-protected green spaces within driving distance of Los Angeles in honor of the National Park Service’s 100th anniversary.
Best Summer Backpacking Trips Near Los AngelesHere 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 OCThe 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.
Veterans Group Wants To Intervene In Mojave Cross DisputeVeterans groups are asking to intervene in the legal battle over a cross erected at a Mojave Desert federal park to honor war dead.
The Angelenos Guide To Desert CampingDue to the remote location of many campsites and the lack of water, desert camping requires careful planning and preparation.

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