It’s one of the most distinctive landmarks in the world and it’s right in my back yard:
The Hollywood Sign
The easiest way to get there, and the one we took, is up the fire road at the north end of Beechwood Canyon Road, right near an equestrian center. I’d been up there a few years ago, so it was nice to get back and find the new caches along the way.
Follow me to Hollywood: Stage 1 – Not Too Hard
Follow me to Hollywood: Stage 2 – Harder
Another Hollywood Cache
Another Hollywood Cache 2
Here we are all set to go:
Albackore, Walrus310, deeznuts, OLdweeb, BWidget, Spoondoggie, Yours Truly
photo by Sissopolis
The sign is very prominent the whole way up to the top of Mt. Lee:
The Road to Hollywood
Spoondoggie showed us how to support the entertainment industry:
The fire road winds around the hill, affording panoramic vistas of the entire Los Angeles basin, Griffith Park, and the San Fernando Valley:
At the top, you’re above and behind the sign – a whole new perspective. To the right, the dominant feature is the Hollywood Reservoir, surrounding by hillsides nestled with luxury homes.
To the left, the Griffith Park Observatory sticks out of the neighboring hill like the proverbial sore thumb.
The antenna display at the summit is massively impressive.
On the way down from Mt. Lee, we took a detour to the neighboring Mt. Chapel for an older cache that’s been taunting me for years.
Return to Mt. Chapel
Albackore and deeznuts
In the spirit of gourmet caching, we enjoyed a great hike and great fellowship, then topped that off with great food at Chili John’s in Burbank. Albackore and Spoondoggie made studied decisions on what to eat.
It’s ALL very tasty.