In and around Los Angeles it's easy to find a place to park and take a hike. You don't have to go very far on the hike before you feel like you're far away from the closest convenience market or shopping mall. We went for a short hike today in the Arroyo Seco south of Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena. You know the place. It's near the casting pond where gentle folk practice, well, casting a hook-less line into water. And then we came to a reminder that we were in a large city. We stood under the La Loma Bridge built back in the days when streets were narrow and traffic not so heavy. So here it is viewed from below: The La Loma Bridge.
Next time you want to take a hike, we suggest the Arroyo Seco. It meanders for miles. And you never know what you might find just around that bend in the trail.