This is probably my favorite picture, a panorama of the Verdugo Mountains (with the lovely Rita, of course):
This is what the trail looks like most of the way... climb, climb, CLIMB!
A view from the top, the trail goes aaaall the way back down to near that grassy area on the right:
At the top you can see the other side of the mountain (Montrose and the Angeles mountains)
and all the towers along the fire road at the top:
...halfway back down (that's the tower at the top!)
Sunset hike, you can see downtown in the distance:
My cousin Nikki!
The turn-around point at the top:
My first night-time hike, wearing my headlamp:
We saw several pairs of eyes in the dark, mostly deer.
Luckily I had company, Cory and Hillary:
This hike is halfway up Harvard Rd. in Burbank. There is a parking lot at the bottom of Wildwood Canyon Rd. and you keep taking the trail all the way up til you see a trail sign on the left. You can take this trail all the way up to the tower, or you can keep going straight and take a loop back down to the paved Wildwood Canyon Rd. And there you go! Check it out if you live in the area.