Monday, December 12, 2016

A Rainy, Muddy Hike in the Santa Monica Mountains

{Believe it or not, there's actually a stellar view of the Pacific Ocean behind us.}


A couple of months ago, we set out on a hike to Sandstone Peak, the highest point of the Santa Monica mountains, known for its amazing views of Los Angeles and the Pacific Ocean. I was excited to view my favorite city from a hiker's perspective. Well, the day came for our hike and as we were driving up the famous twisty-twiny Mulholland Drive, it was nothing but rain pouring down. We pressed forward with the six-mile loop, hoping for a cloud break somewhere along the way. 

When we finally reached the top, it was super windy, misty and kinda sketchy--we had to climb up slick rock for the last several yards, which is scary in the rain! I couldn't help but laugh as we scrambled to the top. My hopes for a gorgeous picture were dashed, but as I look back on the photo above, I see two genuine smiles and I think of happy memories together. 



{Eerie, creepy views of the Santa Monica Mountains}


{Some serious caked-on mud happening to my shoes. Brad's got so ruined, he ended up throwing them away in the parking lot trash can!}

{Taken on our way down, just as the sky is starting to clear}

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