Escape the summer heat with these night hikes available in Southern California

By Suzanne Sproul|

Wet winter creates hazards for hikers on Pacific Crest Trail

LOS ANGELES >> Anya Sellsted had scaled scary snow-covered passes and forded frightening rivers during her solo hike from Mexico to Canada when the hazards of California’s gargantuan winter finally caught up to her. While crossing a...

By BRIAN MELLEY Associated Press|

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  • Hiking

    Eagle Rock Canyon Trail hikers upset over ‘No Trespassing’ signs

    LOS ANGELES >>> A brief controversy over trail use in Eagle Rock flared up last week when the Metropolitan Water District erected “No Tresspassing” signs around its property near the Eagle Rock Canyon Trail. The two sides, MWD and a trail group called “Collaborative Eagle Rock Beautiful” (CERB), seem to have solved the dispute — after local media covered the signs, the groups met last Monday to hash out an agreement, said MWD spokesman Bob...

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  • Theft

    Don’t leave wallets in cars, LAPD warns hikers after Fryman Canyon thefts

    If you go hiking and leave your purse, backpack or wallet in the car, you may not see them again. Instead, it’s best to leave your personal belongings at home and carry what you need with you, authorities said Tuesday. That warning comes after a recent rash of thefts at Fryman Canyon in Studio City. But on Tuesday afternoon, as hikers parked their cars in adjacent Wilacre Park and set off on the hiking trail, some admitted they frequently leave personal items...

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  • Local governments

    Griffith heirs join fight to reopen popular hiking trail to Hollywood sign

    The heirs of Griffith J. Griffith, the silver-mining magnate who donated the plot of open space that became Griffith Park, joined other groups Monday in a fight to reopen a popular Beachwood Drive trail entrance that leads up to the Hollywood sign. A private family trust that represents the estate of Griffith J. Griffith was among the parties that filed a motion Monday in Los Angeles County Superior Court to “intervene” in a lawsuit that led to last month’s closure...

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