Griffith Observatory / Mount Hollywood

My second time in Griffith Park.  These hikes are fun because there is so much to see, both natural and man-made.  The drawback, for me, is crowds of noisy people and little sense of privacy or solitude.  Good for a change of pace but I prefer natural silence on the trail (birds, streams, etc.)  Griffith Park is like a big maze, with numerous trails springing from numerous trail junctions.  Strangely, no one on the trail seems to know much about the area, certainly not any trail names, and there are few trail signs.  Amazon sells a helpful and accurate map by Frank Neilsen that made navigation easy.

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