For those that grew up in the Pacific Palisades, Temescal Canyon was a familiar local for hiking. I think the land was owned by the Presbyterian Church, located on the corner of Sunset and El Medio. The quaint little cabins were used during World War II for various functions for the war effort and then in the sixties and seventies as retreats for many spiritual groups. The Boy Scouts also used the area for camping and outings. I spent many hours hiking with my dog and friends along the creek catching salamanders, lizards, frog, and snakes. Skull Rock was a regular destination deep into the Santa Monica Mountains.
#202 Temescal Road , 12x16, Oil on Mosonite, Framed, Signed by Dick Burg, Courtesy of Pat Hughes.