My escape to nature for the week was a hike part-way up Mission Peak, the centerpiece of the mountains that edge the north side of the San Fernando Valley. The trail I chose starts at the end of Neon Way.
I was greeted at the trail head by a variety of bird calls, cool weather, and inviting greenery.
I encountered a handful of people enjoying the trail, but mostly the company I kept was just birds (the one you hear loudly is the blurry thing on the top of the branch – my little camera couldn’t get it in focus):
As a kind of dessert cache, I found one on a nearby street on my way home. Considering the title, it was surprisingly easy:
Ivy Hide, Santee Style