I went for a nice hazy-then-sunny hike this morning in Griffith Park, and decided to try a way up that I have not used in a while. I’d forgotten how wonderful it is to approach the Griffith Observatory using the trails directly below it.
It’s such a majestic building! – A lovely backdrop to some of the hike up to the peak behind, growing rapidly larger as you approach, and then the trail levels out and takes you to the entry grounds where you can cross the (to scale) orbits of the outer planets handily marked out for you and then continue on up Mount Hollywood.
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