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.
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.
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.
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