Some of you may not know this -- Los Angeles actually has a river. Many years ago, the Army Corps of Engineers covered most of it in concrete for flood control purposes, but it is still a river. There are some sections where the river still has an earth bottom, and I walked along one on a bright Sunday afternoon that transported me from the city into a wholly unexpected nature walk, feeling like I had escaped from the city. This particular stretch of river is in between Balboa and Woodley. Slideshow below the jump.