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laurarandall A native of suburban Philadelphia, Laura Randall has lived in the Los Angeles area since 1999. Her byline can be found in the Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, Sunset Magazine, and many other consumer magazines and newspapers. She is the author of Peaceful Places: Los Angeles, 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Los Angeles, and Day & Overnight Hikes in Palm Springs (all published by Menasha Ridge). A mother of two, she writes about her explorations and discoveries in Los Angeles County (both with and without kids) on You can find her books here.

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How Trails Get Their Names

June 5th, 2015 | by laurarandall

The names of hiking trails are often straightforward and self-explanatory — they are chosen for a point of interest, or [&hellip

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