I am here in LA working, so this weekend, I went up and hiked Topanga Canyon. It's very cool - a beautiful and huge park only 30-40 minutes from the heart of LA. Amazing!
I took a ton of photos with the iPhone, so the quality isn't great (and the process for getting them from phone to laptop leaves A LOT to be desired), so I will add them slowly!
Here's part of the trail. I had already hiked that part and was looking back down on it.
And here's the RATTLESNAKE! I encountered on my journey. He scared me and I scared him and we respectfully agreed to go our own separate ways. I jumped like a scalded cat at every rustle for about a mile after that! LOL