Saturday, July 5, 2014
Hike 2014.032 -- Griffith Observatory to Burbank Peak
Of course, this one, I've done many times, too. But not as frequently as Henninger Flats.
And it seems like only yesterday I even learned it existed. :(
I also like it because of some memorable pictures I got on a hike here last year.
Not too many flowers for me to photograph on this trip. The yucca were the most impressive bloom, as they have been at several local hikes over the past few weeks. There were also plenty of buckwheat, which I did not photograph. Quite a lot of Indian pink, as well, but those did not photograph well.
Other than the pinheaded buttheads on the top of Mt. Lee, the hike was fine. Despite some uncertainty as to if I really did have time to make to Burbank Peak and back, I eventually went ahead. Stayed on the actual peak for about twelve seconds, of course, because I had some distance to make it back.
As I made my way around Mt. Hollywood, I decided to return via the east end of the loop. No particular reason why. Just hadn't gone this way in a while.
About 7-8 miles roundtrip. As I said, a nice post-work hike