Wednesday, October 16, 2013

A trek up to Griffith

Something iconic, something memorable, something beautiful, something close. My classic Art Deco 1920's Los Angeles apartment is in the center of Los Angeles, Koreatown/Wilshire Center to be exact. It's a prime location that puts me near Downtown Los Angeles, Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica and a plethora of lovely neighborhoods I find myself enjoying. With its proximity, and pure gorgeous environment, I have found myself the few miles away at Griffith Park with Adelaide to enjoy walks and a few pleasant hikes.

The Griffith Observatory West Trail loop is a beautiful 2.5 mile 'hike' with some classic views.

Griffith Observatory is at the top of the climb, with the Hollywood sign off to the west and the DTLA skyline off to the east.

Adelaide has made the hike like a trooper and gotten encouragement from all of the other hikers. She's always been
the smallest dog I've seen on the trail but she goes with a smile the entire way.

It's easy, it's gorgeous, and you get to be a part of something that is so classic Los Angeles! The best part? The Trails Cafe along the road that serves up a pretty marvelous dirty chai latte! Sadly, they are closed on Mondays. But it's a nice treat after you hike up the hill if it's open. The pies and scones look pretty delightful, but I have yet to indulge that far.

If you find yourself in the area and want to enjoy the outdoors, this is certainly the place to do it. Parking is even free here! Do you know how rare that is to find in Los Angeles? Take advantage of it as soon as you can, it might not stay that way forever!

Iced Dirty Chai from Trails and a happy chi
Off the regular trail theres the most perfect spot to see everything quite clearly, Adelaide needed some help getting down but she enjoyed the view it seems.

HOLLYWOOD off in the distance

xoxo, sweets.

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