I went on a hike with James Killough the other day. And when I say “hike,” I mean “mountain death march.” Did you see that movie where James Franco gets stuck between two rocks and has to chew his arm off? Yeah, me neither but it was totally like that.
It began peacefully enough as we parked in the shade in Beachwood Canyon and hiked up the steep streets toward the Hollywood sign until the road ended onto the wide dirt trails of Griffith Park. The climb to the summit behind the sign was challenging in the hot sun but the views of L.A. and the Hollywood Reservoir on one side and the studios and San Fernando Valley on the other were worth the effort.