Hey remember Kenzie S. who I met at the 99¢ store? Well suave as I am I took her out on a hike through Debs Park up to Peanut Lake. I know what your thinking, there’s hiking to be done here in Highland Park? Well hellz to the yes Mister and Ms.
How to get there: roll on down Avenue 52 and hang a left at the dragonfly or you can rock down 57 hang a left on Marisol and take a right after the overpass into the park.
Just a warning it’s uphill all the way, so put on your Pumas. It’s worth it for the great views of some snow capped peaks, Mt. Washington and Downtown.
The true reward comes all the way at the top – a pretty rad, man-made lake, we locals call Peanut Lake.
After meandering around some homies fishing, Kenzie S. and I made it to a green bench and just took it all in. Here’s a pic of our view from my new iphone. (I totally get reception)
Kenzie S. was really stoked when we reached it. She said it’d be a great place to just chill and run sides for her acting class (She was in a Comcast commercial –Score!).
She’s right, I often come up here to just contemplate shit you know? Sit on a bench, smoke some Blue Dream, play my troubadour guitar, and enjoy the scenery. It’s never crowded on the trails or at the lake except for the stray homeless dude or hefty little mamasitas burning off their sopes. It really is an urban paradise. Check out the turtle!