I got a text from friends on Saturday night saying, “lets hike tomorrow morning”. And although I stayed out late at Henry’s Hat on Saturday night, I still made it for our morning hike in Fryman Canyon. For you LA’ers who don’t know about Fryman Canyon, it’s a slightly less “known” hike than Runyon Canyon and there is way more parking. HERE is a very detailed website listing specific info about the hike. I only had my dying cell phone with me, so photos were limited.
It was a beautiful day out, and therefor crowded even on a Sunday morning. I hope you were also out hitting the trails. This hike is a good three-mile stretch with ups and downs. It’s a great local hike if you don’t have a lot of time, but want to get some exercise outside. Ahhhh, vitamin d.
Since it was a gorgeous morning and the hike was busy, parking was tricky but still 1000 times better than Runyon. Instead of parking in the giant paved lot ($3?), I opted for street parking (because Im cheap). So I ended up finding spots up Fryman Road.
The cool thing about this hike is it eventually lets out onto this road with posh beautiful homes. It’s a fun mix of beautiful rustic canyon views and beautiful homes.
After we finished our hike I drove out of the canyon (down Laurel Canyon) and hit the Studio City Farmers Market. Considering I just went to the Hollywood market (HERE), it was fresh in my mind as I explored this market.
I really enjoyed this market, despite not buying anything. There were a lot of people there who all understood the rules of common walking patterns, unlike in Hollywood.
They had tons of booths. Fresh flowers, fish, fruit, veggies… all the staples. They also had product booths and fresh food vendors. One pizza tent had it’s own traveling brink oven. It was wild.
So many people! I even passed David Wain. As a comedy nerd (who I’ve written about in this blog before) I was giddy to say the least.
This Farmers Market is a family mecca. They had bouncy houses, petting zoos, horse rides, giant slides, and even a mini train that takes you around the market. It’s crazy. It’s like a hobo’s Disneyland, which is perfect for the recession we are in.
If you have kids or live in the area, check out the market. If you can’t stand kids (or can’t legally be around them) don’t visit this market.
UPDATE: If you do the Fryman Canyon hike, there’s a chance you’ll run into George Clooney who lives very close by. Im just sayin’.