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By Kelli on August 17, 2010

There is a good chance that you have never heard of the Santa Monica Mountains. However, there is a good chance that you have seen them masquerading as Korea, Wales, Colorado, the South Pacific, "Olde" England, or even another planet. This is Hollywood's back yard and countless productions have been filmed here. The movie history is fun, but let's meet the Santa Monica Mountains as what they really are, a small mountain range on the Pacific coast.

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Aug 17, 2010 3:45 PM CST
Name: Maridell
Sioux City IA
enjoy the moment
You are so fortunate to have a beautiful hiking area. Here in Iowa we have to travel a bit to get in some mountain hikes...we go to Colorado every couple years or so.

My husband lived in California for several years, I will have to ask him if he is familar with the Santa Monica Mountains. I think he will enjoy reading your artilce also.
Aug 18, 2010 10:01 AM CST
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida
I visited Santa Monica one summer and we went up into the mountains frequently, it's a gorgeous area.
Aug 18, 2010 10:06 AM CST
Name: Kelli
Where summer is winter
Thank you, Meridell. The more I think about it, the more I think I would like to go to CO some time - just need to gather more information. If your husband was in the L.A. area, he probably has heard of the SMM, but I don't know how well known the name is outside of the area.

Thank you, Hetty. I think they are the real treasure of L.A. It's Disneyland for a plant nerd like me. Hilarious!
Aug 18, 2010 1:51 PM CST
Name: Maridell
Sioux City IA
enjoy the moment
When we go to Colorado we stay in Estes Park and hike in the Rocky National Park. Our favorite trial starts at Bear Lake and ends at Emerald Lake. Lots of lovely spots along the way. Sometimes we get to walk in snow. It is not a strenuous trial but I usually have to stop several times...not used to the altitude.

My husband read and enjoyed your article...he is familiar with the Santa Monica Mountains but never hiked it.
Aug 18, 2010 5:29 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Kelli, I really enjoyed your article. Beautiful photos and lots of interesting information. Thanks for writing it.
Aug 19, 2010 5:29 PM CST
Name: Kelli
Where summer is winter
You're welcome, Stormy

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