Monday, November 24, 2014

Back on the Trail Again...(in Los Angeles County)

Posing in front of a water tank/cell tower/whatever in Whittier, CA...on November 24, 2014. Nancy took the photo.

Earlier today, Nancy and I met up in Whittier to go hiking there for the second time in two months (though apparently, I forgot to post a Blog entry about that first trip...oh well). The trail we took this time around was more scenic—with the route taking us up a particular hill that really gave us an awesome glimpse of the Southland, most notably downtown Los Angeles on one side of the path and the distant Pacific Ocean and Catalina Island on the other. This was the longest and most grueling hike that we did yet; Nancy and I were both determined to reach what looked like a dilapidated water tank at the top of a hill at the end of the trail. Don't know if this was an actual water tank or a cell tower disguised as one. Either way, it provided a source of motivation for us to keep walking until there was no longer any trail to hike on. It must've been all that graffiti on the side of the tank/tower that lured us in, I dunno. Today's excursion was fun, though. Tiring, but fun.

A view from the trail Nancy and I used for our hike in Whittier, CA...on November 24, 2014.

Downtown Los Angeles is visible in this view from the trial Nancy and I used for our hike in Whittier, CA...on November 24, 2014.

If you were here in person, you'd be able to see Catalina Island and the Pacific Ocean in the distance. I kid you not.

Up on a hill, the water tank/cell tower/whatever beckons me and Nancy to visit it...on November 24, 2014.

The water tank/cell tower/whatever up-close and personal...on November 24, 2014.

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