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Patch Blog: My Day with Patch Hiking Club

The Patch Hiking Club had a great hike. Here is my take, and my slide show, on the morning's events.

(I have a cute slide show of our hike on my blog, click this sentence and take a look!)

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!

Kendyl Young blogs daily at www.KendylsOpenHouse.com and she covers Glendale Home Values, La Canada Flintridge Home Values and La Crescenta Home Values. You call or text her at 818-396-7588 or email kendyl@kendylyoung.com. Send amusing tweets to @kendyl.

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Tanya Ohanian November 22, 2011 at 09:11 PM
Yahh! I'm so glad you all had a good time! As for me I had a blast!!! And Kendyll I love the post.
Laura Weston November 23, 2011 at 12:13 AM
So glad I had the opportunity to hike with you all. I really enjoyed your company. The weather was crisp and refreshing and we had nicely groomed trails for the most part. Fun to see the boyscouts planting trees. That was a great video Kendyl and thanks to our organizers Tanya and Nicole. I really love the Patch! Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! xo
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