I hiked Fryman Canyon again and I learned that the trail is actually called the Betty B. Dearing trail. I think that is kind of a perfect name for a trail. It’s very non-threatening.
I went mid-afternoon on a Friday and the trail was very calm. Not too many people, mostly people walking their dogs or women hiking solo or in pairs.
Right now in the early summer, especially since June gloom has a heavy hold on the city, it was the perfect temperature to go for a hike. Sunny enough to warm the day, but enough of a cool, ocean breeze to cool you off before you get too hot.
The trail smelled like eucalyptus trees, which remind me of my childhood backyard. Every once in a while it smells like someone forgot to pick up after their dog. But keep on hiking and that smell is behind you.
The descent of the hike winds through a Studio City neighborhood, which I don’t mind because I love looking at the beautiful houses.
The trail is half paved, half dirt. The dirt part was a bit tricky for me, since I hurt my toe last weekend. But it turns out I could handle it!
Photography by me. June 2011. Top photo taken with Instagram for iPhone, middle taken with Photosynth for iPhone.