Hiking to Ice Lake Basin

July 28, 2016

There are some hikes that are enjoyable with the fresh air, high-alpine smells, and green meadows sprawling into the distance. And then there are those hikes that are abso-freaking-lutely unbeatable with vivid color, fields of wildflowers and turquoise-colored lakes so surreal that it’s hard to imagine they exist outside of a fairytale.

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A Look Inside the Hardrock 100

July 25, 2016

There is nothing worse than the grating sound of an iPhone alarm at 3:30 in the morning. Fortunately, I rarely set my alarm that early, so it’s a burden I don’t typically have to carry. However, that is precisely the time I shot up in bed this last Saturday. Thankfully, it was for good reason: I needed to get to the finish line of the Hardrock 100!

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#JustAnOutdoorGal: Pamela Zoolalian

July 20, 2016

By: Anagha Bharadwaj

Growing up with the Angeles National Park in her backyard, Pamela Zoolalian has been outdoors her entire life. Running alongside the gully housing creek by her house, she would collect tadpoles and frogs and all manner of creatures – from the beginning, Pamela was enamored with the outdoors. She went on her first backpacking trip when she was just ten, heading to Santa Catalina Island with a group of other kids. In fact, her most recent trip occurred just last weekend. Pamela is a woman who is always on the move.

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