Temescal Canyon, take 3 Parker Mesa, take 2
Del Cerro Park
Mt. Baldy, take 2
Temescal Canyon/Skull Rock
Parker Mesa Overlook
San Gabriel Peak
Topanga Canyon and The Counter
As popular as Topanga Canyon is, I don't think I'd ever hiked up there-- at least not more than once before?
Picked up a bunch of Geography dorks and Buddy the dog (Ana, Pablo, Irina, Tristan, and Tristan's dog Buddy) and drove up to Topanaga Canyon, where we did a bit of the Natural trail to the Santa Ynez Trail, then down to the (little) waterfall. Nice and shaded most of the way as we entered a canyon and crossed a bunch of little streams. We did get lost a bunch as the Waterfall Trail is not maintained, but we figured it out...
Buddy also seemed to throughly enjoy being in the water-- he had a ton of fun!
Encountered a few other hikers too, some were as curious/lost as we were, others were locals who nicely helped us (and probably laughed a little at us being morons)...
t'was a good three hours, then we had dinner at The Counter, where their monthly special was a halibut burger (not bad, but not as good as the beef they're famed for) and the birthday cake shake, which was DELICIOUS. Tasted just like a birthday cake, but with added awesomeness. Tristan and Pablo both upgraded to the 2/3rds of a pound burgers, which were enormous. Tristan ate all of his, while Pablo decided to save the rest of his for later.
Ana's turkey burger looked good, as did Irina's regular 1/3lb burger. We had a ton of sweet potato fries (yum), parmesan garlic fries (wow, those were good!), and then the fried dill pickles (crunchy and delicious but kinda meh). We then all promptly went home and died from overeating. =P