Secret Stairs - An Urban Hike
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Silver Lake - Los Angeles is home to countless stair cases dating back to the 1920s. That's what I went to scout out on my hike today.
I was amazed, impressed, and frankly just blown away by this neighborhood, which back in the 70s and 80s was overrun by gangs. Looks like clean-up here has been successful, and young families with kids have moved back in.
An urban park around Silver Lake Reservoir.
Hollywood is over there.
A street cafe.
Oh, and stairs...
The entire urban hike was about 8.5 miles long.
We did roughly 2400 stairs - 1600 up and 800 down.
It definitely was a different kind of adventure.