Got to hike Santa Catalina Island's new hiking trail in April. It opened in 2009. Santa Catalina is one of the Channel Islands, 22 miles off the coast of Los Angeles, CA.
The trail from start to finish is 37.2 miles, then you have to come back another 15-16. I did it in 3 1/2 days. Nice hike, views are amazing, but you do have to plan ahead. There are wild buffalo along the trail!
Pics and a trip report on my site PlanetRambler.com
Blue skies, blue ocean
Looking northwest from above Little Harbor
The northwest end of the island is my favorite