I wouldn’t head out there right now unless you want to watch an egg cook on the trail, but the Santa Monica Mountains do tend to be my de facto hiking home in the winter months. If you haven’t visited recently, maybe this aerial footage of our backyard National Recreation Area will inspire you to add it to your calendar.

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According to the LAist, the footage is from a planned exhibit at the soon-to-be renovated King Camp Gillette Ranch visitor center, which was just awarded a $6.8 million contract in mid-July.

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