I had no idea what I’d be recording once I reached the Hollywood sign because I’ve never been there before. But as soon as I climbed up there, I immediately knew what to record and what to say and this was the only take I did.
The hike up from the ground entrance into the park to the top of the hill behind the Hollywood sign takes 2 – 2.5 hours. And then there’s the hike back. I brought no water with me to this adventure because I hate carrying things. But it was a blessing in disguise because there are no restrooms along the way or at the sign, just plenty of people around to watch each other suffer in paradise.
Going on hikes is one of my regular activities, but this particular hike was a gift I gave myself for Christmas. I recorded this video in December 2021 the day after Christmas and published it online soon after in January 2022. This hike had to be memorable, so besides remembering the hiking, I made this video, and now I’m blogging about it. I could’ve made it extra memorable by skipping all this and live-tweeting it instead, but I wanted to take the scenic route.