January 20, 2003
Griffith Park

Yesterday was so beautiful and warm, I had to get out of my apartment and do something. So I went and did a little hiking around in Griffith Park, which is about a 5 minute drive from my place.

aerial photo of griffith park

With 53 miles of trails, mountains, rattlesnakes, punks, graffiti, deer, and latino families picnicking, it seems both impossible and neccessary that Griffith Park is in the middle of the LA urban area.


It was pretty hazy (cue the words of every LA air quality apologist, "That's not smog, that's the marine layer."), but beautiful.

Posted by jjwiseman at January 20, 2003 09:19 PM

I used to live about a five-minute walk from the Fern Dell entrance to Griffith Park. The fast way to our house was via grungy Hollywood Blvd, full of weirdos. But when the parents would visit, we'd tell them to go there via Los Feliz, a much nicer road, with houses set 50 or 60 feet back from the street, big lawns, long driveways, etc.

The marine layer daily puts these words into every LA weatherperson, from April through August or September: "Late night and early morning low clouds and fog along the coast, clearing to hazy sunshine by mid-afternoon."

Posted by: Doug L. on January 22, 2003 01:14 PM

Oooh! The Observatory (unfortunately closed for renovation) was one stop on the Hollywood architecture tour in Batmobile that I took this summer.

Posted by: Troutgirl on January 22, 2003 10:50 PM

I grew up around Griffith Park and I've been walking the trails sience I can remember. I'm 20 now and I know the park Inside-out.I'm always walking the trails at all times of the day(and night), I know them all, I know all the spots...I've seen some scarry stuff out there from public sex, sects/cults(setanism, at night) to dead bodies... be carefull you guys. also I've been propositioned(All the time) by therese guy(gay guys?) who do occasionally hang outthere looking for sex. I'm Bi but I've neever hooked-up out there(just not me)...but I wouln't mind meeting tome desent guys aroung here. 20/mexican/atractive, clean, in shape, college student. email me...pics?

PS. Anyone walk the trails?

Posted by: george on June 13, 2004 11:16 AM
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