Sunday, July 27, 2008
Shortly after returning to civilization, I met a young (20s something) newly engaged couple out for their Sunday walk. When I explained to them where I'd walked/run/hiked they looked at me with disbelief, "Up there?!" they exclaimed looking at the hills above us. They are from Los Angeles, and regularly walk the fire road, but were unaware of any hiking trails along the ridge of the mountain range. Apparently since there are no signs, it's easy to get off the main trail and not know it. I'm going to post some photos from my run/walk/hike.
When the dust cleared, I looked up and saw another stupid park sign!
trail has eroded away and the remaining path is about 6 inches wide.
I'm actually surprised that someone took the time to put up a park
sign encouraging people to come up this way.
mountain/hill. I've zoomed out on my iPhone using the GPS mapping with
satellite imaging and can better see where I am. I can see on my
mapping system, the stretch of beach that runs along Santa Monica
curving up to the north west. It is south of my location. So, if I'm
high enough and the skies remain clear, there should be a view of the
ocean. The sign at the trail entrance warns of rattlesnakes. I
typically try to stay away from venemous snakes. There's also a
description about the Elfin Forest (or Chaparrel). I'll try to stay
clear of elves as well.
to the entrance of the Getty Center. The guard told me about the Getty
View Trail, so I continued running north and am now at the trailhead.
I had plenty of sleep last night, so I'm planning to go on an extended
run this morning. I'd like to reach the top of the hill range here and
get some pictures.
When I'm done, I plan to return to the Hotel Angeleno and join the
group at the Design Workshop.