Students take advantage of the Hollywood Hike excursion hosted by Outdoor Adventures

After seeing the Hollywood sign from behind, the guides led the students along another path in order to see the sign from the front. Ana Rodriguez / Daily Sundial
After seeing the Hollywood sign from behind, the guides led the students along another path in order to see the sign from the front. Ana Rodriguez / Daily Sundial

The Outdoor Adventures organization is offered by Associated Students Recreation Sports and gives students the opportunity to explore and learn about their natural surroundings. Many trips are available to students, ranging from trips to Castaic Lake, Eastern Sierras, Leo Carrillo Beach, Yosemite National Park and many more. These outings take place every weekend and range from day trips to three-day trips.

Hiking a little further up the radio tower gave students the opportunity to see the Hollywood sign without the fence getting in the way of their view. Photo credit: Ana Rodriguez / Daily Sundial
Hiking a little further up the radio tower gave students the opportunity to see the Hollywood sign without the fence getting in the way of their view. Photo credit: Ana Rodriguez / Daily Sundial

Outdoor Adventures hosted a hike on Oct. 5 to the iconic Hollywood Sign and Bronson Cave. Students hiked a total of approximately six miles with consistent views of the Los Angeles skyline.

The hike was led by four guides: Peter Chagnon, Ariana Cortes, Carolina Nolasco and Stephanie Lobos. The guides led a total of 18 students along the winding paths of the Hollywood Hills to the very top, where they experienced a great view of the Hollywood sign from behind. Students were then led in front of the sign for great photo opportunities.

The path to the top wasn't a straight one, students hiked winding roads which would eventually lead to the Hollywood sign. Photo credit: Ana Rodriguez / Daily Sundial
The path to the top wasn’t a straight one, students hiked winding roads which would eventually lead to the Hollywood sign. Photo credit: Ana Rodriguez / Daily Sundial

Chagnon explained that the hike wasn’t too tough and was suitable for beginning hikers but cautioned students to take their time when trekking up the hill. He also explained that water was crucial and that snacks were just as important to stay fueled for the hike.

After leaving the sign, students were lead to the Bronson Cave, which is famous for having been the filming location for various movies and TV shows. Some of those include “The Scorpion King” (2002), various Star Trek series, “The Lone Ranger” TV series and the 1960s “Batman” TV series.

Students and guides stopped for photo of the whole group in front of the Hollywood sign. Ana Rodriguez / Daily Sundial
Students and guides stopped for photo of the whole group in front of the Hollywood sign. Ana Rodriguez / Daily Sundial

A few exchange students from Japan and France participated in the trip and explained that they wanted to visit one of the most famous landmarks in Los Angeles. For some, it was their first time in the United States and they wanted to do as much sightseeing as possible.

Students walked through the Bronson Cave which served as a filming location for productions such as the entrance to the Batcave in the 1960s Batman TV series. Photo credit: Ana Rodriguez / Daily Sundial
Students walked through the Bronson Cave which served as a filming location for productions such as the entrance to the Batcave in the 1960s Batman TV series. Photo credit: Ana Rodriguez / Daily Sundial

In this hiking trip, students had the opportunity to not only get good exercise but also see and experience LA in a way they might not have done before.

Hollywood Sign Hike
Along the way to the top of the Hollywood Hills, students saw groups of people on horseback. The students were advised to stay to one side of the path in order to make room and not startle the animals. Ana Rodriguez / Daily Sundial

To find out more about upcoming Outdoor Adventures trips, visit their website www.csunas.org/oa/.