Offbeat Frontier Adventure

March 29, 2010

Last Sunday Megan invited me on an Offbeat Frontier adventure. This adventure involved searching for the old LA Zoo ruins. Megan and I were under the assumption that our fearless leader Mike, already knew where the ruins were. (Wrong, so wrong). Little did we know this adventure would involve hiking, climbing, sliding down hills and repelling down into old animal cages. Okay, maybe I’m exaggerating a bit but needless to say we were overdressed. I mean Megan was wearing heels for goodness sake! She never wears heel, ever. Heck, she can barely spell heels, let alone be expected to walk and hike in them!

Well we embark on our adventure by meeting in the Merry-Go-Round parking lot of Griffith Park. The ruins are North of the Merry-Go-Round so the only logical thing is to climb up this huge hill in front of us, right? So we begin our ascent up this dirt hill, Megan and I are sliding everywhere. It’s a little scary yet hilarious. I would have loved to be the people watching us trying to make it up those hills. We get to the top and look around, well the only things we saw were clothes and old sleeping bags so it’s time to keep moving. We decide to follow another trail down the hill. The ironic thing is I love to hike. This would have been the ideal day, had I been prepared. However, hiking in an almost white dress and black sandals that have NO traction whatsoever, not so fun. So Megan and I slid our way down the hill and through the hike. As we start to go down the trail we see the zoo ruins and a paved road… Come to find out we could have just walked through the grassy park and gotten to the ruins without the hiking and climbing!! But that wouldn’t have been any fun!

The coolest part of the zoo ruins is that you can walk, or I should say crawl through the old animal cages. It’s kind of creepy but if you go during the day it’s not as scary. The insides of the old cages are filled with colorful graffiti, broken glass, and trash. We had a really great time exploring the cages, acting like animals, and posing for photos!

Anyway, it ended up being quite an exciting adventure despite our inappropriate choice in clothing. I had ALOT of fun and took some great photos. I would love to do another photo shoot there some day. Perhaps next time time I will choose more appropriate clothing. I can’t wait for the next Offbeat Frontier adventure.

For more pictures head on over to my flickr!

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One Response to “Offbeat Frontier Adventure”

  1. […] and these Derby Darling Booties (which have a 2.5 inch heel). That may not seem very high, but for someone who NEVER wears heels, that is high. Then throw in some loose dirt hills. I’m surprised we came out relatively […]

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