This past weekend I had a much needed mini vacation with a dear friend to The Angeles National Forest. It was my first time there and I was shocked by its proximity to the city and its sheer beauty. We did about a four-mile hike because I am still recovering from a foot fracture, otherwise I would have doubled that hike no doubt! I am happy with the shots I got on our four hour trip (links below). The weather was on our side as it only got up to 80 degrees. It made it easier during the uphill walk in the blazing sun. We were prepared with our sun hats, sunscreen with plenty of water and trail mix. I can't wait to go back when it starts to snow a bit and enjoy a ten-mile hike with my camera and the open forest!