Leave No Trace Part 1: ‘Plan Ahead and Prepare’ (unlike I did for this video.)

Leave no trace. It’s obvious. Mostly. But there are several steps involved. Of course, it’s good to remember the core principal which is simply stated, “LEAVE NO TRACE.” Which means when you are on a trail or sidewalk or at a park that you pick up after yourself. Seems obvious as that kind of thing is what we teach to children starting at very early age. But as evidenced nearly everywhere we travel as humans, there are plenty of our […]

No T2 Today in LA River

The power of the LA River today is basically as strong as it’s been all year.  And all people, motorcycles and Terminator’s should stay a good safe distance away to observe. But please do observe and wonder at the power of this amazing NATURAL resource in LA.  Yes, it’s a real river that runs along a real river course.  Much of that is now concrete, yes. But it still retains many of the characteristics of the original un-concrete river.  Mainly, […]

Wasn’t Too Bad a Prep Was It?

Ranger Ted and his family show how just a little bit of preparation can make for a great adventure outside. Just keep to the basics and head on out: Water, snacks, sunblock and phone. Add a couple more items like binoculars, nature guides and extra layers for fun and that’s all you need to connect to wonder! Ted Mattison, also known as Ranger Ted, is a Certified California Naturalist, trained in Wilderness First Aid, and has explored, hiked, canoed and […]