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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.


Quaint houses.


A street cafe.


Oh, and stairs...

... stairs...

... 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.

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