The last time I did this hike was twelve years ago but this weekend’s whirlwind visit to my middle brother, who lives in Los Angeles, gave me the opportunity to do it again. I’m quite sore but so grateful to him for indulging me. It’s ironic that car-dependent Los Angeles residents often exercise by climbing the beautiful mountains that surround their city.
Big shout-out to the park security who patrol the paths. I was confident that if I had a heart attack they could throw my seizing body into a truck and navigate the steep, twisting roads back down to civilization. But I was fine so at the end of our walk, those crazy roads led us to…brunch!