Still aching from my ascent of the Culver City stairs this past weekend! The scenic overlook is mesmerizing, it stretches from the Ocean to Downtown LA. I had heard of the stairs and trail leading to it but had never been there before, this was my first time. Let me tell you how I eventually got there without really planning it.
With the Los Angeles heat still steaming from under my skin, I had woken up from a deep sleep but had a hard time finding my way back into it. So I layed down awake for quite some time, the balcony door wide open and stared at the deep blue sky. Eventually the sun rose and I felt the urge to get in the car and head to the beach to jog a few miles. But after second thought I felt like simply driving. I drove South and at some point made a left onto Jefferson Blvd, passed a big building on top of a hill which I later found out was Marymount Loyola University. Within minutes I passed a group of people stretching in their workout outfits. I pull over and there they were; early morning climbers hitting a long stairway carved in the hill. I joined in without hesitation, ready to climb up the monster! The city overlook is worth the climb, one cannot regret it. The strangest thing was that it made me reflect on the grace of the present moment. The “high altitude” oxygen lit me up with a renewed energy; I was ready to jog on the trail! I highly recommend it to everyone, whether yo want a fat burning workout or simply an embrace with nature as the sun rises. It is an easy drive from Santa Monica or Marina Del Rey. Take Jefferson Blvd. all the way to the foot of the stairs, parking is easy and plenty…at least in the early morning hours. Go an be renewed!