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Hiking Runyon Canyon at Sunrise
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How to Hike Runyon Canyon Before Sunrise: 6 Tips From a Total Expert You Should Obviously Trust

I’ve been so excited over so many personal projects that I’ve not slept much this week. Today I woke up at 3:45 a.m. and thought, “I’m going for a hike.” There’s a lot that doesn’t add up about that. “It’s arithmetic,” Bill Clinton might have said mockingly of my suggestion.

Anyway, it’s now 6 a.m. and I’m at the summit of Runyon Canyon — writing you, dear readers, from the most perfect bench in Los Angeles County. Regular Runyon hikers will know it well.

Without ado, here are my tips for hiking Runyon Canyon before sunrise: Continue Reading

Hollywood Sign, Griffith Park, Los Angeles
Los Angeles Living

A Great (the Best?) Los Angeles Hike: Hollywood Sign With Bronson Caves

You guys. You’ve got to go do this hike.

I’ve hiked to the Hollywood sign several times, and have publicly declared it my favorite local trek. It’s such a great combination of urban and rustic — well, no, it’s actually totally urban, but it’s on a mountain in dirt, so. You can approach this hike from several different angles, with varying degrees of difficulty. LAist has a really comprehensive guide to the various options. And Modern Hiker, the best local hiking blog I can recommend, has a great step-by-step guide too. Continue Reading