18 Beautiful Places You Probably Didn't Know Were In Los Angeles
Mount Baden-Powell offers some of the most pristine views you’ll ever find in Los Angeles, and it’s perfect for hiking. It was famously named after Lord Baden-Powell, who founded the Scout Movement in 1907.
Garcia Trail to Azusa Peak (El Monte, CA): The steep single-track trail gains 1,100 feet in just over 1 mile, ending at the Glendora Ridge Motorway, a dirt fire road that runs east to west. Highlights include an unusually diverse array of spring wildflowers and sweeping views of the San Gabriel Valley. Many trails in the San Gabriel Mountains take their names from the early settlers who owned or maintained property in the foothills.
Driving home from work earlier this week, I saw this incredible cumulus cloud emerging from the twilight sky above the San Gabriel Mountains and I resolved to try to paint it. It seemed like the kind of moment in nature upon which Aang would meditate.