Mount Hollywood Trail
Time at Start: 9:15 AM
Time at Destination: 10:45 AM
Time at Return: 12:30 PM
AllTrails Route: Mount Hollywood Trail
Total Distance: 7.0 mi
Elevation Gain: 1,400 ft
Went hiking with friendos today!
Weather was generally decent for hiking. Docking some points off due to heavy sunlight and pesky bugs, but temps in the shaded areas and occasional strong wind breeze were very pleasant.
Generic Scenery Photos
Lookit all that lovely, persistent air pollution.
Left: Glendale. | Mid: Hollywood Sign from Mt. Hollywood Peak. | Right: Hollywood Sign from Trail.
- Poke Lunch!
- Glendale Galleria / Glendale Area Shopping
- Cake + Boba Break!
- Griffith Observatory
- Pho Dinner!
- Ralphs Grocery Shopping, lol.
I’ve… had way better poké, and for waaay cheaper.
Thaaat’s Glendale for you. Damn bougie areas.
IT NOM MY ARM.
Not a DAISO shork this time, we found it at a Tokyo Japanese Lifestyle store and GIVE ME YOUR ENTIRE STOCK of plushies.
They had beanbag-sized plushies and I WAAAAAAAAAANT.
Regent Coffee Bourbon Barrel Aged Cold Brew Coffee (Variety Pack) + Cakes / Pastries
Box of coffee is an early birbday present for friendo!
She likes coffee and has a healthy interest / curiosity in alcohol, sooo…
No idea whether it’s to her preferences, tho, and I don’t drink coffee, so I have no reference.
I told her if it’s not up to her tastes, toss it to her plants and let 'em drink it.
The Observatory is pretty cool! It’s got a massive museum space! Fair warning, tho – I wasn’t aware, but apparently it’s a popular tourist spot. Expect unruly children, haphazard strollers, and clueless tourists if you plan to visit.
Had my mask on, but I am sooo getting COVID from such close proximity to these uncivilized masses. Ugh.
If you squint hard enough, you can prooobably make out the Hollywood Sign in Pic #3. It was barely visible IRL, and might look indiscernible in a shoddy phone pic. Hooray, Los Angeles air pollution!
Model of the Moon
Samsung upscaled my moon pic!!!
Sent from a Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus.
Celestial… Cosmic… Something-or-Other-I-Forgot
Normies: Oooh, pretty!
'Chew: …So which indigenous tribes did they appropriate these from?
Don’t bring me on your touring trips, I will be the most cynical killjoy.
Unless you have an equally cynical sense of humor, like my friendos.
This floorspace was biiiiiiiiiig. Reminded me of an airport.
Plenty of interactive thingymajigs too! One of 'em was a weight / scale thingy, which would approximate your weight on Uranus.
I think there’s an inappropriate joke in there somewhere.
Minature Model of Griffith Observatory!
I think it’s the Observatory, but could be wrong. Doesn’t resemble the current Observatory, though it could be a historical snapshot?
Yes, there was a plaque. No, I did not read the plaque.
I spent 14 hours being a riajū and doing normie things.
Extremely fun! Especially with the company.
But both my physical energy and social energy are spent.
Now to resume my natural state, being a hikikomori.