Monday, July 25, 2011

Hollywood Hills

I just got back from a whirlwind trip to Los Angeles.  Three days, four nights, and lots of activity.  The first day in the city my son decided he wanted to hike up to the iconic Hollywood sign in Griffith Park.  Armed with a GPS and an address, we headed out.  After we parked, and without a map or the GPS, we took the first trail that headed up hill.  The views of the city became more beautiful as we ascended.  Four mile of uphill grade and we reached the top of the mountain, but there was no Hollywood sign in view.  A friendly couple gave us a map and showed us where to go to get to the Hollywood sign.  Unfortunately, we were about three mountain peaks away and on the opposite side of the park.  It would have been another seven miles of up hill hiking and it was almost 90 degrees, so we decided to chalk it up to a good time and head back down the mountain.  This painting is a 5x7 inch rendition of a viewpoint along the trail.  As I painted, it was fun to relive the adventure.

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