I've already been in LA for over a week now and I've been so busy furniture shopping and starting my new job that I've had no time to go hiking.
I was going to fix that today.
I was dying to return to Griffith Park, whose plethora of trails always provides endless entertainment and exploration for me.
Today I set out to find Amir's Garden, a hiker's rest stop of sorts hidden in the northeastern area of the park, somewhere near the Old Zoo Picnic Grounds which I'd looked for once and couldn't find.
Today, I found both.
First, you have to climb up a short but steep fire road from the Mineral Springs parking area...
...past Water Tower #73...
...until you see the sign...
...and the plants and flowers.
There are pipes everywhere: underfoot, along railings, and trailside. Much of them provide irrigation for the garden. Watch out for the sprinklers.
It was a quick but serene hike today, me being so out of shape and so not acclimated to the warmth and sunshine that today brought. But it was one step towards a routine, towards getting back into shape, and towards covering every inch of Griffith Park that I can.
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