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Steven Solis Citrus College Clarion

Friendly words of advice from park rangers greet travelers hiking in Azusa Canyon.


anyon in Pasadena and further st are the Claremont Wilderness rails that are great hiking spots to joy. So if you’re finding yourself a bit erwhelmed by deadlines or other e stresses and you just need to get way, get up and GET OUT. Spending time outdoors is far tter than downtime with technoly that actually drains your brain. Over the years, many studies ve shown how time spent in natul environments benefit the human ody by increasing energy levels and erall health. The outdoors offers juvenation and fatigue reduction, creasing energy, alertness and senity. According to Chris Kresser, an upuncturist and practitioner of tegrative medicine, “Our rela-

tionship with nature is a vital component of our well being, and one often neglected due to the concerns of modern life.” This is not only relatable for college students but many other individuals in different walks of life. So if you feel your lifestyle has deprived you access to the outdoors, take a deep breath and do something about it. Around this page are a few places that aren’t too far, and are easy to fit into any schedule. If you are in the mood for a walk in beautiful gardens and have some spending cash, the Arboretum in Arcadia is a perfect place to slow down and enjoy your day. So take charge of your down time and invest in yourself by allowing nature’s natural remedies to ease and revive your life.

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Chantry Flat Recreation Area of Sierra Madre.

Canyon Park begins from the Mal Packer Mesa behind the nature center in Monrovia. There’s a $5 entry fee and it takes about 10 minutes to reach this spot, which leads to the park’s medium waterfall.


Wednesday, April 3, 2013


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Jessica Soto Citrus College Clarion

Seagulls glide by on a cool night with a view of the sunset at Bolsa Chica Beach in Huntington Beach, Calif.




pring is here, but students have eased into the rhythm of college routines and have become totally absorbed in the hustle and bustle of college life. Every day the typical college student is cooped up in a classroom, a library or at home, closed in by walls and ceilings. It would be beneficial for students to get away and enjoy nature. An outdoor excursion can be refreshing for the body and therapeutic for the mind and soul. Spending time outdoors seems, too often, to end up on the bottom of a daily to-do-list. Of course, during routine drives to school or work we see trees, plants and occasional critters, but seldom do we take the time to enjoy them. Such respites in nature are rare. We have places

to go, and things to do that keep us running on a tight schedule. Without neglecting responsibility for our ‘on-the-go schedules,’ this spring, let’s allow ourselves to take advantage of that unexpected free time we have midweek or on the weekends to get out and enjoy the great outdoors. California spring is the perfect time to enjoy our beautiful state and there are many outdoor activities to choose from. It’s wonderful time to go biking or hiking and allow nature to revitalize the senses. Hiking is one of those activities that get’s you out of the gym and into nature, while giving you that same intense workout. As many of you may know, we have our own local getaway, The Garcia Trail in Azusa that is a great hike to experience. There also is Eaton

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Melanie Gudino Citrus College Clarion

Liberal arts major Jose Guillen, 21, swings away during a hike at Walnut Creek in San Dimas.

Gabriel Galvez, 27, of West Covina looks on as a donkey leisurely grazes in the C

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