Time to Choose Your Post-Rain Hike

An L.A. Times article posted earlier this week said Southern California is in for the biggest rain-event its had in three years – a storm that could bring 1/4 inch of rain to L.A. County is expected to move into the region on Wednesday night, followed by a bigger storm from Friday through Saturday that could leave up to 2 inches of rain in the city, up to 4 inches in the mountains, and snow above 5000 feet!

This rain won’t get us out of our drought conditions but it will provide some much-needed rain relief to the region – provided that second storm doesn’t drop the rain fast enough to create mudslides on those dry canyon hillsides.

The few days after a winter rainstorm are some of the best times to hike here in Southern California – the skies clear up and you can see farther than you ever thought you could. Right now it looks like Sunday may still be a bit drizzly, but if you’re looking for an excuse to call out from work on Monday, this might be it!

If you’re looking for trails to hit for those million dollar views, be sure to check out my list of the 5 Best Post-Rain Hikes in L.A.!

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