THE TEMPTATION IN THE DESERT, LA STYLE

Here’s how this week’s arts and culture column begins:

After months of COVID lockdown, spring fever this year is at a high pitch.

Last week’s destination was the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook (BHSO), off Jefferson Boulevard on the west side of Culver City.

The 20-mile trip took an hour and a half as, true to form, traffic intervened. Specifically, the 10 ramp off the 110-South was closed. That’s right. The ramp from the 110-South to the 10-West freeway. Closed.

This gave me a chance to meander and I do mean meander around the surface streets of West Adams, Crenshaw, and Mid-City before finding my way to Venice Boulevard and points west.  

The BHSO hours are 8 am to sunset. No smoking, bikes, dogs or booze. A Gluten Free Organic Vegan Fresh Juicery truck, its speakers blasting music, was parked next to the trailhead.

READ THE WHOLE PIECE HERE.

And on another note: I am fully vaccinated against COVID! Thanks be to God.

2 Replies to “THE TEMPTATION IN THE DESERT, LA STYLE”

  1. Ron Lewberg says: Reply

    Hi Heather. Sounds like a heavenly little hike. When I think of hiking and experiencing all the beauty that you described I feel it’s like God is giving us a little piece of heaven to enjoy.
    As for temptations, thinking about it after reading your article I think a good deal of my life has been filled with them and still are. nice to enjoy those times I’m not.

    1. HEATHER KING says: Reply

      Thank you, Ron! Mine is filled with them, too…but on we trudge…

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