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The Unique Optimism of Being a Mushroom Forager in Southern California

In our parched part of the country, finding mushrooms can be like striking gold. But that doesn’t stop members of the Los Angeles Mycological Society from grabbing their baskets and trying

This New Guide to California’s Glorious Forests Is a Love Letter—and a Call to Action

Naturalist and artist Obi Kaufmann published 'The Forests of California' because "people protect what they love, and people love what they understand and know"
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What’s Open for Memorial Day Weekend in L.A.?

A guide to the beaches, parks, trails and more that you might be able to enjoy this long weekend
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How Well Do You Know Griffith Park? A New Guidebook Explores Its Every Nook and Cranny

Just in time for the reopening of L.A.'s trails, hiking expert Casey Schreiner releases the first in-depth guide to Griffith Park
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You Can Now Rent a Dog for Your Runyon Canyon Hike

And exercise some adoptable pets while you're at it
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12 Hikes to Try When L.A. Empties for the Holidays

You’ll have these all to yourself
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This Spectacular Park Is One of L.A.’s Most Undervalued Retreats

Hundreds of acres of beauty—and if you blink you could miss it

How to Upgrade Your Pup’s Dog Park Experience in L.A.

Your dog deserves better than a fenced-in dirt lot

A New Walking Path Along the Silver Lake Reservoir’s Concrete Shores Is Now Open

Get a new view from the South Dam Walking Path

The Best Things to Do in L.A. This Week

Your best bets for February 5 to 9, 2018