Follow the Hollywood Road
Before visiting Jess, I had told her that I didn't need to do any hoakie sightseeing of celeb houses or studio tours, but that doing a hike was really important. Well, she went above and beyond organizing this little gem and I couldn't have been more excited!
It was a sunny, 80 degrees and though some might say that the city views were ruined by the smog, I just felt like I got a true dose of LA viewing. It took us about 50 minutes to climb the mountain and a little less to get back down - not as long of a hike as I'd expected, but the first half was a steep climb, which this east coaster is just not used to, and I felt it the next day.
Jess had an idea for a coffee table book - pictures of me 'holding' landmarks around the world.
You're all getting signed copies from me next Christmas. You're welcome.
Clearly, I already have a collection of myself as tall as monuments.
We're on top of LA!
Yum. Smog in the background!
Also, from the top of the Hollywood sign you can see The Observatory - which I guess is pretty famous. I know there are longer hikes where you can start at Griffith Park, climb the mountain to the Observatory, and then walk over the hills to the Hollywood sign - but uh, Jess and I got hungry for snacks. So we drove through Griffith Park and snapped this:
That'll be our hike next time I visit!
Happy New Year Hikers!