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Temescal Canyon and Lake Shrine w/ Dean Varun Soni {Religious Life}

  • 15601 Sunset Boulevard Pacific Palisades, CA, 90272 United States (map)

Join Dean Varun Soni for a hike around Temescal Canyon, a post-hike lunch in the Palisades, and tour of Lake Shrine guided by Dean Soni! The trail is a 3 mile moderately-trafficked shaded loop in the Palisades with 875ft of elevation and rewarding ocean views.



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PEAK: TEMESCAL CANYON AND LAKE SHRINE

DIFFICULTY: 2/5

SCENERY: Waterfall, wildflowers, ocean views

FUN FACT: Lake Shrine, where Dean Soni will give us a tour after the hike, is a spiritual sanctuary for meditation and prayer. Check it out: here


Dr. Varun Soni’s credentials are extensive. He is the Vice Provost at the Office of Campus Wellness and Crisis Intervention, the Dean of Religious Life, an adjunct professor in the School of Religion, and a University Fellow at the Annenberg Center for Public Diplomacy. He has a B.A. degree from Tufts, a M.T.S. degree from Harvard, a M.A. degree from UC Santa Barbara, a J.D. degree from UCLA, and a Ph.D. from the University of Cape Town. While most of us have spent semesters calling Leavey Library our home, Dr. Soni spent a semester as an undergraduate living in a Buddhist monastery in India.


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TRIP LEAD: ANA

Contact Ana: adeolive@usc.edu

Read Ana's bio here.



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