The LA Field Guide is a logbook of what gets me outdoors in this city. Stories, musings, and places off the beaten path that make Los Angeles feel a little more wild.
When I moved to Los Angeles in 2011, I quickly realized I wouldn’t last a month if I didn’t figure out how to get outside.
But how to get outside in a city famous for cars, concrete, and freeways? I started heading for the hills and was surprised to find there are tons of outdoor adventures around LA if you’re willing to go looking for them.
I hope you find something you can add to your own logbook in whatever concrete sprawl you call home.
Hey, I’m Aaron. I am a writer and documentary filmmaker who has a life goal to spend more time in the mountains than in meetings.
Los Angeles is huge, more like a collection of a dozen cities than a single locale. I treat the East side and Angeles Crest like my backyard, but I also get out for a change of scenery as often as I can.
This year, I’m using the 2023 LAFG Bucket List as a general roadmap.
Thanks for reading the LA Field Guide! Subscribe for free to receive new posts and follow my adventures.