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Where's Huell? (June 13-19)

This week: A a culinary smorgasbord created to help the community, one of L.A.'s best kept secrets, and the best tasting peaches you'll find!

Monday - June 13, 7:30pm: Upper Newport Bay- Are you looking for a place to hike, bike and escape the city for just a few hours? Huell visits just the perfect place to do this. He visits the Upper Newport Bay to see what is being done in to keep this area green for everyone to enjoy. Some enjoy the area by kayak, others bring their hiking shoes and a water bottle. Something else you might want to bring is your camera or some binoculars. The Back Bay Loop is home to a number of birds and other wild life. Here's the song of the Common Yellowthroat:

Tuesday - June 14, 7:30pm:Masumoto Family Farms- HELLO peach season! Oh why are you so brief? This week Huell travels to Central California to visit the 80 acre Masumoto Family Farm. Huell's host is David "Mas" Masumoto and his family who have a deep connection to the land. Mas is an award winning author of such books as "Epitaph for a Peach" and "Wisdom of the Last Farmer, Harvesting Legacies from the Land"
While Masumoto farms grow a variety of fruit, one might argue, that peaches are America's favorite fruit! This song by the Presidents of the USA certainly makes you think so.

Wednesday - June 15, 7:30pm:Nevada County Fair- Huell travels to Grass Valley California to visit the Nevada County Fair, which is consistently referred to as "California's Most Beautiful Fairgrounds." This fair is all about the food! Treat Street is dedicated to various non-profit organizations that cook up some of the most delicious food imaginable and all the money raised goes back to the local non-profits. It's a culinary smorgasbord! This fair is also known for and its strong community roots and very active 4H program. In addition to the county fair, Grass Valley dates back to the gold rush days and is also home to the Empire Mine, one of the richest mines in California. See the video below for a tour of the Empire Mine and also a stop at Marshall's Pasties, the original British meat pie!

Thursday - June 16, 7:30pm:Lassen Volcanic National Park- Huell goes National in this episode of California's Golden Parks as he visits Lassen Volcanic National Park. Lava flows, jagged craters and steaming sulfur vents make up some of Lassen's breathtaking landscape. And just in case you didn't know where the Devil's Kitchen" was located, it's apparently housed in Lassen Volcanic National Park. For a close look, check out this video:

Friday - June 17, 730pm: Ferndell- A quintessential urban experience as Huell visits a magical place in Griffith Park and then has lunch at a newly opened café amongst the parks trees. This video is a perfect inside look at what you'll see at Ferndell and the rest of Griffith Park on any given day.

Directions to Ferndell
Corner of Ferndell and Los Feliz Blvd in Hollywood.
http://www.cityofla.org/RAP/dos/parks/griffithPK/ferndell.htmThe Trails Outdoor Cafe
2333 N. Ferndell Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90068

Sunday - June 19, 7:30pm:Big Bear- Join Huell as he a spends a few days discovering the many wonderful things to do in the Southern California mountain town of Big Bear. We'll visit the Big Bear Discovery Center and take a canoe trip on the lake. Huell travels to Butler Peak Lookout Tower for a magnificent view of the San Bernardino Mountains. We'll visit the Moonridge Animal Park to see a family of grizzly bears and lots of other animals and we'll stop in the Big Bear Historical Museum to learn about the towns fascinating history. These and many other stops along the way are sure to entice you to visit this wonderful area.
One of our favorite Big Bear pastimes is on the powdery white slopes, here's a video on a typical snow day spent at Big Bear Lake.

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