When my friend Arjuna put out the invitation for a day trip zip-lining in Wrightwood, I was stoked to join him and to find a zip-lining venue close to home. It ended up being both an adventure and a discovery of this mountain hamlet (population 5,250). A mere 75 miles from downtown L.A. by freeway, country highway and twisting mountain road, five of us found a change of atmosphere literally, at 6,000 feet, and figuratively on Wrightwood’s charming, sloping, two-block main street. The tab: Big Pines Ziplines, $129 per person, weekends; dinner for one at Mexico Lindo: $17; burger at Grizzly Cafe: $15.
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