If I haven’t said it already, I think this is one of my favorite spots to catch the sunset. On Wednesday [6.13.15] after work, I came here to catch the days end as the moon rises. It took us maybe 25 minutes to get to the tree from the wonder view trail head, and another 30 minutes to make our way through Cahuenga Peak and to the Hollywood sign.
We did not stay at the sign very long since we wanted to be back at the tree for the actual sunset, so we snapped a quick pic and left. We made it back to the tree just before 8 pm and just in time for the sun’s descent. There was nobody else there for the most part so we climbed around the tree to enjoy the view. This older man came by later on and was telling me about his hiking adventures to summits and Mt. Whitney, so that was nice to hear about.
We headed down before it was completely dark this time, and as we got to the bottom, the night sky was up and the friendly strangers showed us Jupiter and Venus in the sky — it was pretty cool since you could see it clearly through the naked eye (my picture doesn’t do it justice.)