It’s on just about everyones list of resolutions: get in better shape. Join a gym, find that Master’s swimming program, begin a kettlebells class – just move that body more.
Living in the Greater Wilshire / Hancock Park area, one of our favorites is hiking in the Hollywood Hills, particularly at this time of year when the hills are green, the air is cool and the vistas can be incredible. Pack a water bottle and a friend and head due north to the top of Bronson Canyon, or the Greek Theater, or head to the top of Fern Dell Drive and hike to the Griffith Observatory. See map of these three points to jump off into the urban wilderness, below.
If you’re new to hiking, or are looking to meet some new people, the Griffith Park Night Hike offered by the Sierra Club meets every Tues, Wed and Thurs at 7 pm at the upper merry-go-round parking lot #2 for a two hour walk from dusk to dark. Leashed, “well-mannered” dogs are welcome at the discretion of each leader, flashlights optional. Come early to sign in if you haven’t hiked before, see the Sierra Club site for more information.
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Yesterday’s LA Times printed a detailed routing for hiking up and around the Hollywood sign and the reservoir: Hollywood Sign’s Close-Up.
For some simple New Year’s resolutions you can effect daily, that should affect both your spirit and body, check out the article New Year’s Resolutions That Aren’t Losing Weight from the Huffington Post.
About Julie Grist
Julie co-founded the Larchmont Buzz with fellow buzzer Mary Hawley in 2011 and served as Editor, Publisher and writer for the hive for many years until the sale of the Buzz in August 2015. She is still circling the hive as an occasional writer.