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Places to visit if you’re a Druid/Pagan/Wicca and don’t want to just go to tourist traps

Time to reblog this since it’s almost the tourist season, next week. Natives tend to disappear from view on Memorial Day except for the beach. SInce I wrote this they have done a lot of redoing Descanso so that you can now walk all the way around the lake and my childhood classroom is no longer sequestered behind a fence.

Adventures and Musings of an Arch Druidess

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If you are a druid or pagan and visiting Los Angeles, how about skipping Hollywood Blvd, Rodeo Dr and the cheesy walk of fame or any of the other plebian and crowded delights that tourists hit when they visit here. How about something that is closer to the spirit of LA and not the places no native would ever set foot in without a visiting relative in tow.

These are in no particular order, just some of my favourites that reflect my LA:

  1. Franklin Canyon – http://www.lamountains.com/parks.asp?parkid=14

Franklin Canyon is the geographical center of LA and you can hike to the marker that says so. It isn’t always on the map you can get at the Visitor Center so ask how to hike there. Wear good shoes and consider wearing long pants and long sleeves as they do not remove the poison oak. That is another thing to take a…

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