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LA side trips

LA side trips

While in town for the wedding, we took the opportunity to explore LA. Some googling later we found this nice patch of wilderness called Upper Las Virgenes Canyon Open Space just a short drive northwest of Santa Monica. In the summer it's mostly a rolling sea of grass flecked with shrubs and the occasional oak, but atop one of the many smallish hills is a locally well-known grotto by the name of Cave of Munitz. The climb is steep and a bit precarious at places but nothing beyond the skills of a determined lay excursionist, and in fact, slightly piqued our interest in bouldering.

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