One of the most wonderful things about Los Angeles is the easy access to nature. Sure, here in New York we can go out to Fort Tilden or Bear Mountain, but it takes an hour and it's not the kind of thing you end up doing more than once or twice a year. But in Los Angeles, the mountains are right there- just ten or fifteen minutes from where you live, and there are literally hundreds of different hikes to take. Lately I've been going with my friend Zach, who's a passionate hiker. This trip we didn't have much time to spare, so we just went for a short hike in Griffith Park. At the top there was a great view of downtown and the Valley.
Related: some shots of the Bronson Caves in Griffith Park from six(!) years ago.