Thanksgiving in LA: On the Beach

Thursday, November 24th

This trip has been a mix of staying in cities or being somewhere with a lot of hiking.  When I have a full day off it’s easy to figure out what to do if I’m near a national park, but what do you do when you’re in a big city where most everything is closed?  You go to the beach!

Scooter by the Pacific Ocean
Thankful the scooter got to see its first ocean! Pretty good for a little bike that grew up in Kansas.

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Palmer Springs

Saturday, November 19th – Sunday, November 20th

Saturday I did one last hike in Joshua Tree, the popular (for good reason) Ryan Mountain trail and then headed out and around the park, circling counter-clockwise until I arrived in Palm Springs.  The next day I happily high tailed it out of there and it was up through the mountains and into my destination for the next two weeks: Los Angeles.

Ryan Mountain Trail
Taking a picture of this tree on a mesa near the end of the Ryan Mountain hike is pretty much mandatory.

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