Before it gets so hellishly hot
that hiking becomes a lung-searing, dehydration-inducing ordeal, you might want to squeeze in a early summer hike with Councilmember Tom LaBonge next Tuesday, June 21.
The annual Summer Solstice Hike up Mt. Hollywood kicks off at 6 p.m., and will terminate with a mountain-top pot-luck dinner around 8 (Two hours to scale Mt. Hollywood is a milquetoast crawl - in other words, you can make it!).
This year's hike salutes L.A.'s Sister Cities (a theme the city has been hammering away at lately), as well as the hard-working Los Angeles Consular Corps
, who must "suffer" through the hardship posting that is Southern California.
Those interested can gather at the Charlie Turner
Trailhead at the north end of the Observatory parking lot, presumably with your world famous tuna casserole in one hand, and a bouquet of flowers for the Ambassador from Malawi in the other.