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Millard Canyon

5 January, 2008

One of the very best things to do after a hard rain in Los Angeles is take a hike up Millard Canyon. So that’s what I did today. Kinda.

Millard 2

I didn’t have my National Forest Adventure Pass with me (required for parking) so I didn’t go all the way up to the big waterfall.

Millard waterfall wide

There was some weird white foamy stuff (you can see a bit at the far left) created by the rushing water.

Millard waterfall cu

Hearing the water is as much fun as seeing it.

Millard 1 wide

I must go back soon.

Here’s a little more on Millard Canyon.

FYI – That first link (up at the top) says: “Be aware that entrance and exit along Chaney Trail (Road) is between the hours of 6 am and 10 pm only.” The signs I saw today said 8 pm (new number 8’s have been pasted over the 10’s).

They Walk Among Us

6 December, 2007

For years, I’ve been getting e-mail from Bob Stane at the Coffee Gallery Backstage up in Altadena.  He produces a tasty line-up of singer/songwriter types for our listening pleasure.

Imagine my surprise – I’m reading Steve Martin’s Born Standing Up.  He mentions appearing at the Ice House in Pasadena, and he mentions Bob Stane–who is the founder of the Ice House!  

I feel like a Wings fan who just found out that Paul McCartney was one of the Beatles.