Friday, September 28, 2012
Hike 2012.067 -- East Observatory Trail
Started from the Observa-tory, around 5pm. Headed out on Mt. Hollywood Road, first. I wanted to check out a short "point of the mountain" trail that heads south from the road to an overlook. I thought maybe it would provide a city hall backdrop. After verifying that the view here was not better than the view I was considering further up on the Charlie Turner Trail, I returned down Mt. Hollywood Road, then began up West Observatory Road. However, shortly after passing Western Canyon Road, I headed down on the West Trail.
I walked to the left of the picnic area and followed what I believed to be the main trail. It paralleled the road for about 1/2 mile before reaching a junction. Apparently (judging by the map), this junction would have been at the top of the Ferndell Nature Area.
Headed up that last stretch, then continued in to the observatory.
Earth looks kinda weird. Or, more precisely, Alaska is oddly shaped.
Saturn looks very pretty. I like that it provides a sense of scale of the ring system, too.
I'll call it three miles for the day.