Awesome post profiling some of Cozy Dells native plants.

The Ojai Rambler

Nice job Giants!  A whole weekend without a ramble, I know my fawning minions were getting antsy so here we go:

One of Ojai’s more popular trails, Cozy Dell starts at Route 33 and eventually connects to the Pratt and Foothill trails which will take you up to the ridge and the Topas.  It truly has something for everyone.

The Basics : Leave the directions and maps to the experts at Ventura County Trails (trail 6).   A nice quick workout, strenuous first mile, then some amazing views, then a hilly mile down into the canyon ending at a seasonal creek and the Pratt/Foothill road.  Some sections get extremely muddy after rain, about 3/4 of a mile up before you hit the first peak.  Rarely see any horses or bikes up here, which I love, sorry riders sometimes we like to have the trail to ourselves.  Poison oak is pretty…

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Why I’m dedicating my life to advocating for travel in America and the outdoor lifestyle


Awesome post!

THE MORNING FRESH

Growing up, my parents planted the travel seed in me at a young age with camping trips to Yosemite, excursions to England, and a bevy of outdoor pursuits. During my college days, fellow students regaled me with their experiences studying abroad in places like Florence and Valencia. Recently , mingling with fellow bloggers has exposed me to an industry loaded with hostel hounds, overseas corporate escapees, and every passport-toting persona imaginable.

Travel has always been one of my biggest passions – but it wasn’t until last night that I consciously settled into my own traveler’s nook. Looking back at my recent trips, one thing is clear:

I am in love with America – and the outdoors.

Take me to the sweltering depths of the desert in Moab, the misty morning forests of Sequoia National Park, the swampy Everglades wetlands near my hometown in Miami, the rocky outcrops of climbing crags…

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