Matt Pawlik writes about all things outdoors in Southern California. He took over The Wild newsletter for The Times from July to September 2022. An avid Angeleno, Pawlik spends his free time searching for natural respite in our busy city, especially with plentiful coast live oak, views of the downtown skyline and a banh mi sandwich. When he needs to escape L.A., you can find the mattitude camping under the stars in Joshua tree or backpacking through the Sierras.
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The celestial display peaks on Aug. 12 and 13. You’ll have the best chance of seeing the dancing streaks of light under a dark sky, away from light pollution.
Aug. 4, 2023
Nealon invites famous pals like Jack Black and Lisa Kudrow to hike for his digital series, “Hiking With Kevin.” He shares his top trails, hiking tips and more.
Sept. 29, 2022
An itinerary that takes you through the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, El Capitan Meadow, Glacier Point and more.
Sept. 22, 2022
He embarked on the trek as a sabbatical project and documented the journey in a YouTube series called “Across the Mojave on Foot.”
Sept. 7, 2022
Grab a pair of binoculars and get out on the trails.
Aug. 31, 2022
The NPS aims to conserve our beautiful land and educate the many visitors who enjoy it.
Aug. 25, 2022
As an avid hiker, I’ve found that the best fuel for outdoor adventures doesn’t come from REI or Patagonia. It’s on the shelves of H Mart and 99 Ranch.
Aug. 19, 2022
Summer’s biggest celestial blockbuster, the Perseids meteor shower, graces the night sky through about Aug. 24.
Aug. 11, 2022