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Temescal Ridge TrailLos Angeles, CA
Los Angeles, CA
Hiking avatar Apr 16 2017
Hiking4.36 Miles 1,149 AEG
Hiking4.36 Miles   2 Hrs   6 Mns   2.26 mph
1,149 ft AEG      10 Mns Break
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Easter morning hike. It is a beautiful, clear day. Only a little hazy looking out towards Palos Verdes. The air temperature was pleasantly cool. Took the ridge trail up to where it meets the canyon trail, then took the steep unofficial trail up to the top of the ridge line a little below Skull Rock. Lots of people on the trail this morning. Just before the top of the ridge trail someone had spotted a little rattlesnake and a woman wasn't letting anyone go past. She freaked a little when a guy started walking toward where the snake had disappeared into the bushes, but he calmed her down saying "It's OK, I have a PhD in herpetology." First time I ever heard anyone use that line! Snake was long gone. Later I saw the woman a few more times warning everyone she passed on the trail to look out for the snake that she saw. Took the canyon trail back down. Saw two newts in the pool upstream of the bridge lazily swimming around, and two just below the bridge mating. Lots of yellow wildflowers along the ridge trail, not so much in the canyon.
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Wildflowers Observation Moderate
Lots of different yellow flowers and a few other colors too along the ridge trail.
90+° 8am - 6pm kills
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