I’m a traveler. It is a known fact. I love to discover little hidden treasures around the world. Now, I am still very young and have not exactly traveled the globe, but I have been many places for my short time on this planet. I love to be outdoors and ever since I moved to Los Angeles, I am finding it very hard to go on my outdoor adventures. So, for a class assignment I was assigned to venture out into the wilderness nearby where I live..boy, was I pleasantly surprised by the beauty right outside my doorstep. The Southern California area is full of beautiful hidden treasures right outside the city!
I ventured out (with my co-adventurer, Lacey Smith) to Charmlee Wilderness Park located near the City of Malibu within the Santa Monica Mountains. This my friends, is a serious hidden treasure. I did not expect the beautiful landscape that I encountered. So many beautiful and breathtaking terrains and views.
The trip was actually supposed to be a guided hike to view local wildflowers. Unfortunately, the tour-guide never showed up, so we were guided by a local couple who knew the area well and species within it. This place seriously took my breath away. I felt so calm and at peace!
Beautiful Flowers and Plant-life..
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Gorgeous paths through the wilderness, from meadows to forests to cliffs..
And lets not forget the breathtaking views..
Overall, it was an amazing, breathtaking, experience! And most of these pictures were taken with my cell-phone! I will be going back to this place, and I encourage all of you to go as well!