Santa Monica Mountains
I grew up in these mountains so I have an extra soft spot for them. Easily accessible from the metropolis of LA, there is endless hiking to be had in these chaparral mountains (the most endangered environment in the world). Sandstone peak is a hike that shouldn’t be missed and is the highest point in the coastal mountain range. The backbone trail goes on for miles and you can even do an overnight backpacking trip along it. Go in the spring when multiple species of sage are in bloom (the smell is amazing) along with a ton of wildflowers and the hills are actually green. #camping #waterfalls #views #free
Posted by Nichole Roether
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