hiking runyon canyon.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

runyon canyon LA

upon entrance to runyon canyon you are greeted with a crappy sign that tells you mostly nothing about it's exact path. a crap map, shall we? a quick glance would tell you that runyon canyon makes one complete circle and off you go to get your fitness on. i assure you we never found a loop and misreading the crap map means up the same mountain twice. though after sitting in traffic for most of the day, i was thankful for that. also, THE VIEW. the view.

runyon canyon LA

i would liken the hollywood sign to the empire state building. each icons to their own city and then when you see it.... "eh, it's a sign." somehow not as spectacular as you thought it'd be. it's all the million small things that make up a city instead. 

runyon canyon LA
runyon canyon LA

the hills were dotted with solar panels, swimming pools, and stunning real estate. i so badly wanted to pull a jason segel in "i love you man" and crash an open house. the trail is open for dogs to run off leash which sort of blew my mind because one mis-step (in certain places) and off you go down the hill. clearly these LA pups know their way around.

runyon canyon LA

part the smog and there she is!

13 comments:

Erin said...

We spent a week in LA a couple years ago, and hiking Runyon was one of my favorite things to do. It made me quite jealous of people who live there and have the option year round!

Laurie said...

Gorgeous! I have always wanted to visit LA.

susan said...

a crap map, hehe...and yeah, that hollywood sign is a bit of a MEH, but iconic all the same. beautiful view!

Emily said...

beautiful photos! I've always wanted to visits LA.

Chelsey said...

Beautiful pictures! It looks like it has been so much fun!
By the way, is it weird to ask you how tall you are? for some reason, I thought you were pretty tall, but standing next to Ed you don't look it at all!

rebecca said...

chelsey-
ha! ed is 6'10" so i'd look short no matter! :)

Anonymous said...

Great photos! My husband and I are planning a trip tp L.A. and Vegas for next month. We've never been and haven't done much research yet, so I appreciate this post!
ps 6'10" is TALL. but I guess you already knew that ;)

Lena at A Crimson Kiss said...

Oh the view!

Andi of My Beautiful Adventures said...

Wow what a fabulous place to go for a hike!

Rebeka said...

6'10"? Holy crap! How do both of you live in your small-ish apartment (because somehow him being tall makes it harder)? Anyway, that is a really cool trail up the side of that mountain. Yay for the west coast.

Jasmine // The Daily Frolic said...

At this point, all those teeny people just begin to look like ants. Now that's a hike!

lucent imagery said...

And not just the edges, but the wildlife who like to "play" with said dogs, eep! We had a lovely morning there and ended up chatting with a music guy and the writer of a major box office movie - just another morning in the land of celebrities it seems!

jeannie said...

Have you ever hiked TO the Hollywood sign? You wouldn't be so quick to blow off that iconic landmark if you summited Mt. Lee and stood BEHIND that magnificent and world-famous sign. high in the Hollywood hills overlooking Los Angeles on one side and the valley on the other. the hike up looks like Runyon Canyon's trail.

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