I love to walk. Love it. But I live in Encino which is about the ugliest town to go walking in. I generally just do laps around the block. It’s tolerable and I’ve all but given up on finding an interesting place to walk. Today I found a little gem out here in the valley. When the state was on fire I was tipped off about a great vantage point at the top of Reseda Blvd south of Ventura so I headed up and got some pretty good shots. There is a little park there which is nice and quaint but what I didn’t know is if you go up the fire road into the mountains you can walk the fire road for miles and miles. People ride mountain bikes up there as well as take old sparky for a walk. There was evidence (i.e. huge piles of crap) of horses as well. But the view is breathtaking and it’s relatively uncrowded. I was walking for an hour and a half and saw about 10 people. You have to be in pretty good shape just to get to the fire road. It’s a nice little incline that has you wondering if you’re gonna have a “grabber” right there at the top of the mountain. Well big hill is more like it but they’re called the Santa Monica mountains I guess. The fire road is part of Topanga State Park and it’s just a nice little getaway. Some French mountain biker did make some smart ass remark about my camera bag and while he was turned around looking at me ran smack into his friend knocking them both down. Take that Frenchie! Anyway I’ll try and post some photos later.