Hiking Adventures: Catalina Island

April 29, 2014

WHO: Travis, Elise, Ryan, Devin, Bella, + Taylor
WHAT: Exploring Catalina
WHERE: Avalon, California
WHEN: April, 2014
WHY: We were on Catalina Island for my grandparents 40th wedding anniversary, and we had the morning off for free time, so we decided to go exploring.
The "trail" we decided to take was more of a road for golf carts, and not really a designated hiking trail. We looked up hikes on Catalina but they were mostly hikes that spanned the entire island. We have goals of completing that hike, but for now this short hike was perfect for everyone. 

Our hotel, Hotel Metropole, was right off the main street of Avalon which is the main city on Catalina. This made it easy to head out the door and explore. For the hike we took the main street and walked up Marilla way, turned right onto Vieudelou Ave and continued onto chimes tower way. This took us up to the old bell tower but we kept going and eventually the trail loops back around and we ended up back on the main street again. The total walk from our hotel and back was 2.5 miles. Catalina is a very "hilly" island, but once you go up, you have to come back down. Everyone had a great time, and I'm glad we were able to include my cousins and brother into our mile challenge for the year!

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