Yesterday I abandoned my usual hiking ladies for the inaugural hike of the Patch Hiking Club. Our intrepid leader, , decided on the for the first meeting and it was simply magical. I have not done this area before and I was completely surprised at how lush and interesting the hike was.
We passed a more than 200-year-old oak tree the firefighters managed to save from the devastating . The first part of the hike was dry and "moonscape-esque." Pretty soon, however, things started to green up and we saw a ton of waist and chest high chaparral that has grown over the burned out trees.
The trail started to slope downward and we were suddenly at the bottom of a ravine with a lovely rivulet of water gurgled along, pooling in some areas, cascading over small boulders in others. As a native of dry Southern California, I find the sound and sight of running water irresistible.
Our group was awesome with a wide range of ages and temperaments. Thank you to Tanya and for making this happen. I hear we might tackle , next. Details will be posted here, on Patch, as well as my community page, 365 Things To Do in Glendale. I personally invite you to come along - it is fantastic way to start your weekend!
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