Last October my partner and I went to the San Bernardino Mountains to see what was touted as the only aspen grove in Southern California. We never found it, but what we did find was a whole new playground.
After living in So. Cal. for 60 years, you'd think I'd seen just about everything. But this area of the SBNF was completely new to me. And it has all the things I love most about forests: loads of trees, a fair amount of water, and that great 'piney' smell.