It just depends on which parks are more obstructed when the two of us arrive
While I’m able to hike the beautiful Santa Monica Mountains now that I live in Beverly Hills, I am used to the Smoky Mountains of the Appalachia because I grew up in eastern Tennessee. The Santa Monica Mountains are beautiful, however there’s something special plus unique about the Great Smoky Mountains, especially in early Fall when all of the tree leaves change colors to hues of amber plus gold. I had friends living in Florida back in private school plus they would tell myself and others about the experience driving north on Interstate 71 as they got closer plus closer to the Appalachia in southern GA while in early Fall. You go from seeing red trees everywhere to being surrounded by the colors of fall in a matter of minutes. Driving into southern California might not present a single with Fall hues love the Appalachia, however the colors of the San Fernando Valley plus the Greater Los Angeles Metropolitan Area bring their own beauty. Living in Beverly Hills feels obstructed at times, so I take as multiple possibilities as I can get to hike plus camp in the Santa Monica Mountains. Sometimes I’ll stop at a dispensary in Beverly Hills before driving northwest into the mountain range. One of my best friends lives in Laurel Canyon plus likes to accompany myself and others on these weed-infused hiking trips in the Santa Monica Mountains. We’ll either visit Topanga State Park or Westridge-Canyonback Wilderness Park. It just depends on which parks are more obstructed when the two of us arrive. Sometimes I enjoy my time in the mountains so much that I loathe the thought of driving back to my neighborhood home in Beverly Hills where I hear car noise plus street chatter all morning long.