The View at Stough Canyon

I’ve officially begun my ten days of being free from work – it’s an AMAZING feeling. To start it off, I went to church with my family this morning and then we had a great breakfast at this new Filipino restaurant we stumbled upon called, Ito Ay Atin (which basically means This Is Ours in Tagalog). I tell ya, nothing beats a good Filipino breakfast.

In the afternoon, I went on a quick afternoon hike with my aunt at her beloved Stough Canyon Nature Park Trail. The weather has been rather gloomy the past few days here in Los Angeles, so this was a fairly pleasant hike.

I’m so used to hikes with a steady pace but this trail had way toooo much incline – AND IT STARTS RIGHT AT THE BEGINNING. A minute into the hike, I felt like passing out already. Okay, maybe five minutes into it but still. My aunt was hiking it like a pro… makes sense, she does this hike nearly every week ha!

The View at the top was very beautiful! I absolutely love watching cities from the top – gives a whole new perspective on things. You know what they say – it’s all about the angles! ;D

On our way back down, we found a little bench and took a short break. My aunt was telling me about a different trail at Stough Canyon that leads to an abandoned campground, which she tried hiking once with my uncle but had to go back because they went off-trail and got lost. It definitely didn’t help their case that they could feel a different kinda vibe around the place, if you know what I mean. Speaking of vibes, my aunt and I were sharing ghost stories during the hike. I think that helped me forget about the intense incline of the mountain – just a little bit though.

The trail still led up to Radio Towers; unfortunately, I am out of shape and it started getting too cold so we saved that hike for another time. Until the next adventure up in the mountains!

Random fact – this is my 50th blog post! That basically means I’ve been good and actually stuck to making sure this little piece of mine gets updated frequently, yay! *throws confetti*


  • Tannya Aditya
    June 11, 2017 at 11:18 PM

    eena, i didn't know you're a pinay! props to your aunt for able to climb it every week. i think i'll be halfway dead if i'm going along e____e but congrats to you for keeping up!

  • Pauline
    June 12, 2017 at 1:05 AM

    I didn't even realise that you are Filipino! OMG ME TOO HI GURL HI! xD I'm glad to hear that your break started off awesome <3 I love how you have filipino places near you – we don't have any where I live!

    What a view! I bet it was an amazing feeling hiking up there 😀 It actually reminds me of a place I hiked up myself this time last year.

    Thanks for sharing <3

  • Hannah M.
    June 12, 2017 at 10:40 AM

    I really wanna go on a hike now! Amazing shots.

    Hannah | Stories Of A Telescope

    June 12, 2017 at 10:53 AM

    Ohh, I gotta take mental note of that Filipino restaurant you mentioned. My uncle from Houston keeps asking me where a good Pinoy restaurant is in LA, and I have no idea! The weather's been so nice lately, so my husband and I better get back to hiking again after work hours!

  • Kim
    June 12, 2017 at 1:18 PM

    Bahaha I love that your aunt can hike this better than you! She sounds like a bad ass. Congrats on your 50th post! Keep posting! I'm always interested in seeing what you're up to!

  • Hannah Cochran
    June 12, 2017 at 4:07 PM

    Congrats on your 50th post! 🙂


  • Who Let The Mum Out?
    June 12, 2017 at 5:58 PM

    I also love seeing cities from the top. It's always one of the best views, too. Great photos! Congratulations on your 50th post! Sometimes it's hard to keep blogging. I take break every now and then.

    Who Let the Mum Out?

  • Vivian Yuen
    June 12, 2017 at 6:02 PM

    Congrats on your 50th post! views look fab up there!

    Vivian | LIVE . IN . LOVE


  • Michelle
    June 12, 2017 at 6:32 PM

    First off, any amount of collective days off is a cause of celebration but this adventure looks amazing! Glad it has uplifted you in many ways and the photos are breathtaking.

  • Nancy
    June 12, 2017 at 8:24 PM

    Hope you'll have fun with your 10 days off! I'm starting to feel extremely overwhelmed with work but gotta power through a few more weeks til my PTO hits XD. I never knew about the potential hiking areas in LA until I started reading your blog! I really like the view you had on the top. You get to avoid the skyscraper views! I like how your aunt has stories about this trail.

    Congrats on your 50th blog post! Hope to see more as time goes by! 🙂

  • Katherine Tran
    June 12, 2017 at 8:48 PM

    Incline starting at the beginning of the hike?! Omg hahaha sounds exhausting. You and your aunt are so cute!

  • Violette Daily
    June 12, 2017 at 11:03 PM

    The view is so beautiful! I hope you had fun!

  • champagne tuesdays
    June 13, 2017 at 5:46 AM

    This looks like an amazing adventure! Thanks for sharing 🙂

    Xo, Allie

  • Eight Shores
    June 13, 2017 at 7:26 AM

    I'm curious about Filipino breakfast! 🙂

  • Audrey Lin
    June 13, 2017 at 7:52 AM

    I hope you're enjoying your 10 day of break! Looks like you've been spending it well so far 😀 I wish the temperature where I am was as cool as where you are 😛 The heat has been cooping me up in air conditioned spaces (*cough* my apartment)! -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's

  • Steph Spying
    June 13, 2017 at 8:28 AM

    *Throws more confetti*
    Congrats on reaching 50 blog posts. That's incredible.

    This looks like a delightful day out!


  • Carolyn
    June 13, 2017 at 9:05 PM

    beautiful view! and congrats on 50 posts!

  • Natalie
    June 14, 2017 at 12:11 AM

    Inclines are honestly the worst … your aunt sounds like she is super fit!

    Nat //

    June 14, 2017 at 12:36 AM

    This pictures are amazing!! Great post!

    Mónica Sors

  • Dahbean
    June 14, 2017 at 4:28 AM

    Congrats on your 50th post! Yay! :p The view is so beautiful btw. Hope you're enjoying your 10-day break! xx

    Dabin /

  • Rachel
    June 14, 2017 at 6:16 AM

    Looks like a beautiful view and a fun, challenging hike. I'm jealous that you are free from work for a few days.


  • Alyse (J.X.L.)
    June 14, 2017 at 12:09 PM

    50th post! Congratulations on the benchmark and your consistency! 🙂

    Dang, your Aunt is super fit. I hope to be that active later on in life!

  • Diana Maria
    June 14, 2017 at 5:20 PM

    Yay for your 50th blog post! Oh gosh hikes that start off right with a harsh incline always kill me, but then going back is always such a great feeling haha. The views look beautiful! Hope you have a wonderful day xx

    Sending light & love your way,
    My Lovelier Days

  • Valerie Price
    June 14, 2017 at 6:58 PM

    Wow, that view is so pretty! Sounds like it was a fun hike!

  • Angie Sievert
    June 14, 2017 at 9:14 PM

    You gotta tell me more about this old campground, I am now intrigued by this ghost story !!!. Great photos Eena!!! <3

  • Sheena
    June 15, 2017 at 7:26 AM

    Love the view from the top!


  • Kandice
    June 15, 2017 at 8:38 AM

    wow the trail looks fantastic! must be exhausting to hike there 😉 congratulations on your 50th post!

  • Erica Choi
    June 15, 2017 at 1:26 PM

    That view is stunning! Well worth the hike 🙂 Hope you had a wonderful time xx



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