Ben LertsakdadetExplorer

Currently a graduate student at University of California, Irvine, who enjoys exploring and photographing the great outdoors in my spare time.

Downhill Mountain Bike the Verde and Viking Trails at Aspen Snowmass

Aspen, Colorado

The Verde and Viking trails at Aspen Snowmass resort are long winding trails perfect for beginners and intermediates.

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Hike to Parker Mesa Overlook via Trippet Ranch

Topanga, California

This is a 6.8 mile round-trip hike that starts at Trippet Ranch in Topanga Canyon.

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Hike to Escondido Falls

Malibu, California

This 3.8 mile out-and-back hike takes place on a very easy to use trail. The first 0.75 miles on Winding Way are paved, leading you up to Escondido Canyon Trail.

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Photograph Snoqualmie Falls

Snoqualmie, Washington

Snoqualmie Falls is one of the most popular waterfalls in Washington. The waterfall is almost 270 feet tall and ranges in width all the way up to 150 feet when the water is really running.

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Hike Munra Point

Cascade Locks, Oregon

This hike starts at the Wahclella Falls trailhead, but does not use that trail. Instead, walk back towards the freeway and take a left onto the Columbia River Highway Trail.

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Drive to the Rowena Crest Viewpoint

Mosier, Oregon

If you're looking for a minimal effort pit stop on the drive through the Columbia River Gorge with huge bang for your buck, this is the spot.

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Spend a Day at the Huntington Beach Pier

Ladera Ranch, California

The Huntington Beach Pier is a great spot for a multitude of activities. If you're looking to bodysurf, surf, swim, jog, or just chill, this is the spot for you.

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Hiking Crystal Cove via the Loop Trail

Laguna Beach, California

The trail begins and ends at the El Moro Visitor Center. Parking requires either a $15 day use parking pass, which is available in the visitor center.

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Hike the Top of Topanga Overlook

Topanga, California

The Top of Topanga Overlook is where you can simply park your car, and sit in one of the benches to view the San Fernando Valley.

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Hike to the Hollywood Sign via Bush Canyon Trail

Los Angeles, California

Getting to the parking lot near the trailhead and finding an open space can seem like the most daunting part of this whole excursion.

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Secret Stairs Astro Loop

Los Angeles, California

I learned about these remnants of Los Angeles history, just a few months ago. When I found myself in L.A. this past month, I decided to find some of these stairs, and find out what they’re all about.

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Hike the Temescal Canyon Loop

Los Angeles, California

There are a couple of different ways that you can hike in Temescal Canyon. Options for Hiking Temescal Canyon: The basic loop – 2.

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Hike to Murphy's Ranch

Los Angeles, California

This four mile out-and-back hike begins in the beginning of a very nice neighborhood in Santa Monica. You will be trekking on a dirt road for about 1.

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Hike to Eagle Rock in Topanga State Park

Topanga, California

Eagle Rock is located in Topanga State Park in the Santa Monica Mountains, and it is a unique formation that provides an amazing panoramic view of Santa Monica.

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Hike to Metlako & Punchbowl Falls

Cascade Locks, Oregon

This is a fairly short hike. 2 miles in to Punchbowl Falls (past Metlako Falls) and then 2 miles out.

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Take in Iconic McWay Falls

Big Sur, California

McWay Falls is one of the most iconic waterfalls in BIg Sur and can be seen from Highway 1. The trail to the falls is located in Julia Pfeiffer.

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Discover the Laguna Beach's Pirate Tower

Laguna Beach, California

To find this little hidden treasure, put Victoria Beach into your phone as your destination and park for free on S Coast Highway anywhere between Sunset Terrace, McAulay Place, or Victoria Drive.

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Explore the Seascape at Crescent Bay

Laguna Beach, California

If you are in Southern California and want to find a good place to watch the sunset, this is the place.

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Hike the Hellman Park Trail

Whittier, California

This trail is great if you're looking for a quick, but intense workout. The hike itself is only 4 miles out- and-back and can be easily completed within a couple of hours.

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Explore Thousand Steps Beach

Laguna Beach, California

Park at the intersection of Highway 1 and 9th Ave in Laguna Beach. Walk down the steps—there are more like 300 than 1000—and once you hit the beach, head south.

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Hike Echo Mountain and Inspiration Point

Altadena, California

The trail switchbacks up the mountain before reaching the first historic marker, in 3 miles.

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Run Runyon Canyon

Los Angeles, California

Located in the Hollywood Hills, Runyon is an iconic workout run/ hike that can give you great views all the way to the ocean. There are a few different loop trails/ hikes you can take ranging from ~1.

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Hiking to Eaton Canyon Falls

Altadena, California

The hidden forty-foot tall Eaton Canyon Falls fills an amphitheater at the top of Eaton Canyon Trail, tumbling into a wide pool that you can rest alongside or wade in.

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Take a Sunset Surf at Manhattan Beach

Manhattan Beach, California

Manhattan Beach Pier is a popular spot in the South Bay of Los Angeles for surfers of all levels.

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