Saturday, March 15, 2008

Driving Mulholland

Mulholland Drive
I've only been through parts of Mulholland Drive but never through the whole length of it. So I gaveit a try today.
From the 101 Freeway at Universal City, the first stop was the Hollywood Bowl Lookout (1.1 miles).
Hollywood Bowl

From there you get a different view of the Griffith Observatory, the Hollywood sign and dontown Los Angeles.
Griffith Observatory

Hollywood Sign

Downtown Los Angeles

Then there was the Universal City lookout.
Universal Studios

Overlooking Burbank.
Landing at Burbank Airport

The Nancy Hoover Pohl Overlook was nice.
Panorama of Nancy Hoover Pohl Overlook

In Encino, Mulholland Drive becomes Mulholland Dirt. It becomes a dirt fire road and taking a gamble driving through because it is prone to closures. There is a reservoir there and a raised lookout tower.

Lookout tower at the end of Mulholland "dirt"

By this time it was starting to get dark due to clouds threatening to rain and since the road ending up being closed...
End of the line

I didn't think taking the time to go up the tower would be smart, especially since my ankle was still a little tender from the MASH site attempt. I will have to go back to check out that tower.

So, I went into Encino and went around to catch Mulholland Drive at Topanga Canyon Boulevard. It started raining for a bit and there was even hail for a few minutes but as soon as we got back on Mulholland it cleared up and got sunny again...
This was at the Alisa Belinkoff Katz Vista.
Parked at the Alisa Belinkoff Katz Vista

Alisa Belinkoff Katz Vista

It was great for a while but it was already 5:00 and we were only at mile 35.5 of a 55+ mile trip and it was getting dark so we stopped at Las Virgenes Road and headed down to Pacific Coast Highway to start getting back. It was a good drive and now that I know what to expect, the next attempt should be a successful one.


Pacfic Coast Highway


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ooh, Mulholland Drive. Way back in our make-out days we parked up there and the police surrounded our vehicle. They asked for ids and registration, etc. Unfortunately, it's not a good place to park to make-out.


1:45 PM  
Blogger Angel said...

Hahahaha! Carolyn! TMI!!!!!

12:54 AM  

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