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Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Walking Whiting Woods

Whiting Woods Trail 2014 Katherine Kean
graphite 10 x 8 inches
"I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in." - John Muir

This view from the trail at Whiting Woods looks north. If you stand at the edge you can make out the very vertical streets that run from the Crescenta Valley all the way up to the edge of the Angeles Forest; Dunsmore, Pennsylvania, Ramsdell, New York. If you look directly down you see Dunsmore Park - seeming to look a lot closer than the climb up makes a person feel. Like so many of the trails in these parts the way up is steep.

My favorite time to go is late - as the sun is falling and the day is cooling off. It's wonderful to watch the lights come on bit by bit in the neighborhoods below.

2 comments:

Kathryn Hansen said...

oh...I will have to try that hike later on in the day...I always go in the morning but it would be fun to see the lights blink on all over town!!

Katherine Kean said...

It's cooler in the morning, but not bad when it starts getting dark.