The hike is pretty hard and I was too nervous to let Theo off-leash while we climbed up the massive deadly steps. One false move and I would have a pommy pancake. The steps are the most intense part of the hike and go quite high. I had to stop twice because I thought I was going to pass out. However, on the way down I set him free and he happily stayed by my side.
There are always tons of dogs of all sizes so don't be afraid to bring your dog if he/she is small. My dog is 5.5 pounds and he DOMINATES this hike. Few things make me feel worse about myself than seeing tiny dogs zooming by, leaving me in their dust as I gasp and wheeze like a 70-year-old smoker through even the tiniest hills. I've got to start working out more.
We went on a smoggy day so the pictures aren’t as nice, but some days you can literally see the entire city. And if you’re lucky, you may even catch one or two celebs. I am still waiting for a Ryan Gosling sighting. Sigh.
|If you look close, you can see the Hollywood sign!|
|The entrance to the deadly steps|