Posts tagged as: Trails

NorCal Preserves 10,000 Acres of Open Space

Rockville Trails, Solano County, CA

The Solano Land Trust of Fairfield, CA, has raised $13.5 million to complete the purchase of 1,500 acres of open space in the Bay Area which it will add to its existing 10,000 acre holding and turn into a public park, located about half-way between San Francisco and Sacramento. The deal concludes 18 months of […]

Dogs Attack Horse at Hansen Dam


On May 20 a horse and rider were attacked by three canines on the trail in the Hansen Dam Recreational Area in the Lakeview Terrace section of Los Angeles. The dogs were identified as pit bulls by Jodi Pavlovich, who is, ironically, a dog trainer. The dogs were being walked off-leash by owners who were […]

Journey to Santa Ynez

Photographer Kimerlee Curyl riding in Santa Ynez

I often hear, “So what brought you to Santa Ynez?” My response: “It’s a long story, but the short answer is…my mare.” I can’t remember a time in my life when I didn’t want a horse. As a child I cried, begged, pleaded and prayed that one day I’d have a horse of my own. […]

Trails Manual a First for County


  The Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks is putting the finishing touches on its landmark Los Angeles County Trails Manual. The document, expected to be issued in late May, is the first cohesive blueprint for trails development that the county has put together, and is highly anticipated by members of the equestrian community. […]

L.A. Parks Ban on Biking Holds

Maggie's Trail Ride

In the battle over Los Angeles city park trails, equestrians and hikers won a narrow 11th-hour victory over recreational mountain bikers. A March 1 vote by the city council effectively put the future of the city trails back under the purview of the Department of Recreation and Parks rather than the Department of Transportation, which […]

Mountain Bikers Make Run on L.A. City Park

Mountain Bikers Make Run on L.A. City Park

Mountain bikers have made a run on Verdugo Mountain Park in north Glendale, flaunting L.A.’s ban on mountain bikes by illegally constructing an elaborate dirt bike trail that undermines fire roads with 10-foot drops, switchbacks and rock canals, all less than a month after the City Planning Commission finalized a draft of the city’s 2010 […]

California’s Eastern Sierras by Horseback


Since 1947 Rock Creek Pack Station has led first-time and experienced riders alike on wilderness trips through California’s southeastern Sierra Nevada mountains. There are horse drives through the Owens Valley and expeditions to see one of the last remaining ungathered bands of Mustangs as well as parent/child rides through the John Muir Wilderness that take […]

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