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Experience Yosemite: Beginner or Advanced Photography Lesson
"People have been photographing Yosemite since 1859 when Charles Weed took the first salt print photo of Yosemite Falls. Since then artists like Ansel Adams Carlton Watkins and Edward Weston have produced stunning unforgettable photographs of the Yosemite Valley and High Sierra. Choose a basic or advanced photography lesson depending on your skill level and preferences. Your photography adventure starts at 3:30pm and your exact trailhead departure point will be confirmed after booking. Follow your guide in your car or on foot through Yosemite National Park to your photo locations. Along with your own camera be sure to bring along any other equipment you'll need such as a sturdy tripod
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Mt Wilson Mountain Bike Enduro Day
"The Mt Wilson Mountain Bike Enduro Day is set up for the mountain biker who has ridden before and is looking for an alternative to the crowded and expensive mountain bike parks. Small pods of riders (5 or more) join forces and ride set trails together: C Charlton Flats to Upper Big Tujunga Mountain Road and Red Box to Switzers. The last ride is from Eaton Saddle back to the original pick up area. Plan on 6+ hours of bike time. The routes are all single-track except on the last ride back to your car; wher waiver up and meet your driver Bicycle safety checks 10 AM - Board vehicle and depart for first drop-off During ride up your driver will provide safety brief and provide basic info on important landmarks and bail outs 11 AM - 1st drop-in riding starts Typical Trails (varies depending on season and rider's desires + ability)Christian Camp to around trees roots and rocks. To keep it interesting Mother Nature punctuated the trails with a few ups - short ones - to encourage riders to keep their momentum up. The last section is very switch-backy and rocky. Before you know it
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Shuttle to the Top of Mt Wilson for a Single Run
"One of LA's best kept secrets Mt Wilson's 5712' of elevation is an amazing backdrop to miles and miles of sweet sinuous single-track. SingleTracks rates us Top 10 Shuttle Routes in the US! Riding without a guide? The best way to access the trails save time and gas is to shuttle with Mt Wilson MTB Adventure. Mt Wilson MTB Adventure shuttles to spectacular mountain biking locations including:Markham Saddle Mt. Wilson Observatory Parking Lot Charlton Flats Hors"""Mountain bike shuttles to the top of Mt Wilson mountain biking complex: Red Box Eaton Saddle (Tunnel)
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Favorite thing Here are a couple of good websites with general information on visiting Pasadena

Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau

Pasadena City Center

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Dabs
Mar 12, 2005

Pasadena Visitors Bureau

Favorite thing I suppose this would be the city's official website. It has quite a bit of information. There is always something going on in Pasadena. That's what makes it such a great town to visit. Nice shopping areas, great nightlife, festivals, concerts, more restaurants that any town I know in SoCal and behind the scenes are the beautiful homes throughout the city.

Three major freeways come together in Pasadena. The 210 FWY, 134 FWY and 110 FWY. The Metro Gold Line travels east-west on the east side of town and then travels north-south on the west side of town.

Here's the link for the Visitor's Bureau Website:

http://www.pasadenacal.com/index.html

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GracesTrips
Jun 24, 2008

These are the city's and...

Favorite thing These are the city's and village's we drove through and by. Victorville, San Bernandino, Rialto, Fontana, Rancho Cucamonga, Upland, La Verne, San Dimas, Glendora, Azusa, Duarte, Monrovia, Arcadia, Pasadena.

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Routeman
Aug 25, 2002

The Gabrielino Indians once...

Favorite thing The Gabrielino Indians once inhabited the land that is now known as the city of Duarte ( Pop. ca. 22.000 ). In 1841, the governor of Alta, CA granted to ex-Mexican corporal Andres Duarte and his wife nearly 7,000 acres of prime land in the upper San Gabriel Valley. He named the place Rancho Azusa de Duarte.

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Aug 25, 2002
 
 
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The word Pasadena literally...

Favorite thing The word Pasadena literally means 'Valley' in the Ojibwa ( Chippewa ) Indian language, but it has been interpreted to mean 'Crown of the valley' and 'Key of the valley' hence the adoption of both the crown and the key in the official City Seal.

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Routeman
Aug 25, 2002

E. M. Boddy, a newspaper...

Favorite thing E. M. Boddy, a newspaper publisher, planted a seed in 1936. Camellias to be exact - for use in making corsages. Over the years both specie and acreage added and abounded to what is now known as Descanso Gardens. His vision of private watershed persists today and continues to irrigate this oasis in the midst of desert chaparral. Some of the native coastal live oaks are said to be over 400 years old. Come and walk amongst 'that which came before you...' Descanso means 'where I rest.' In the lilacs and the roses and the azaleas you can find rest.
I was astounded with the beauty of the grounds. There are large oaks, redwoods, a rose garden, camelia forests, a bird sanctuary, a Tea house and pond even an art museum. There are many places to sit and linger. The roses were in bloom when I was there. I can't wait to go back and see the 20 foot camelia bushes in bloom. They have picnics and muscial events. For lunch stop at the cafe near the entrance or you can picnic outside of the gardens if you bring your own lunch. If you are in L.A., check it out!!!! for a $5.00 entrance fee it's worth it. And you can take very pretty pictures!!!!!!

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Aug 26, 2002

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"One of the best places to visit in So Cal!"
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"Pasadena - Old Time Charm and Beauty"
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Pasadena Convention Center

There's always something going on at the Pasadena Convention Center and it's even bigger now that they have added some new buildings. Some of the events they have is the chocolate festival, gem and...
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Norton Simon Museum

World class collection of art without being numbing. This is a very comfortable museum to check out some examples of some the greatest artists. From El Greco and Raphael, bove to the17th & 18th...
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Norton Simon Museum

The Norton Simon Museum is a nice little museum that won't take you all day to visit. I visited the museum some 40+ years ago when it was fairly new with my parents. So, to visit it once again was...
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Tuolumne

If you are driving from California and into Yosemite, you would see the sign Tuolumne Meadows and then park there at the side of the road and join the crowd of people trying to get great pics of the...
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Rose Bowl

The Rose Bowl is a great place to see just about anything! I have seen UCLA football games here, 4th of July fireworks show and even a "Rose Bowl" football game. Parking can be a little frustrating as...
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The Huntington

Absolutely gorgeous gardens where you can escape from the hectic, congested city. We only had time to visit the Japanese and Chinese gardens (and pass through the rose gardens, but out of season), but...
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