First visit since the Woolsey Fire last fall. Sadly, only two buildings remain. Despite clear evidence of destruction from the fire... ...new growth is abundant. An easy walk of about 3 1/2 miles with modest elevation gain and loss along the way. Finally starting to feel like summer, though. Great vistas along the way.
Not the one in New Hampshire, though, in parts, you might think otherwise. This route starts on Figueroa, near the Southwest Museum stop on the Gold Line and quickly heads up Avenue 43 and Canyon Vista, following the route of an old funicular railway up to the Mount Washington Hotel, now Self-Realization Fellowship Park. Near [...]
AKA the north side of Mt. Washington starting at Del Rio Park - an improvement in a still industrial part of Los Angeles. You soon start walking up to one of a handful of "stairway streets" with homes whose only access is by stair: Tillie Street built in 1928: looking down Tillie "Street" across Taylor [...]
Having enjoyed the walk through Los Feliz, decided to start at the beginning. Fortunately the walks in Charles Fleming's Secret Stairs ( https://www.amazon.com/Secret-Stairs-Walking-Historic-Staircases-ebook/dp/B0087GZBDA/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3ALM9Z46OTG39&keywords=charles+fleming&qid=1560117985&s=gateway&sprefix=Charles+fle%2Caps%2C213&sr=8-1) go from east to west, so the first walks start nearby. The first walk is through the hilly area of Pasadena east of Figueroa and south of the 134 Freeway. You start [...]
Having walked most of the routes in Echo Park and Silver Lake it was time to start into the Hollywood Hills. Historic stairways lead up past listed homes abutting Griffith Park with commanding views of Los Angeles to the Pacific ( though not so much today given the June gloom). A back door into Griffith [...]