The Hollywood Trail, California What stands between you and this iconic sign perched on Mt. Lee is a mere 1.5 miles and 550 feet of elevation gain. You'll encounter horse droppings along the way (there's a ranch nearby), but the trail will also give you one of the best views — and escapes from — the chaotic city life of Los Angeles below. For an extra-clear view, go the day after it rains.
Living a self-sufficient life conjures up images of packing a bag and heading into the middle of nowhere to live off the land. It is a dream that many people share but for many of us who work and live in cities, the idea of self-sufficiency plan is little more than a pipe dream. With... View Article
Croton aqueduct inside The old Croton Aqueduct was in use until the 1890,s (the Harper’s Magazine illustration at left is called “Shutting Off The Croton”), when it was replaced by a new aqueduct by the same name and used through the 1950s. Amazingly, some of the 19th century aqueduct gatehouses (where the inverted siphon pipes that carried the water connected) still stand.