Thursday, August 6, 2015

Silver Lake Ave Public Staircase: No, You're Not Hallucinating From The Heat & Humidity

Photo: Diane Edwardson, July 24, 2015.   Moai stand guard at the section of the Silver Lake Ave Public Staircase between Riverside Place and the Red Car Property.  (Click on photo to enlarge.)

This segment of the public staircase is recognized by the City Dept of Transportation as a public staircase/walk street. 

Note: I always see people, guidebooks in hand, attempting public staircase hikes in the summer heat.  I've walked the steepest hills and public staircases of Silver Lake and Echo Park for 25 years.  If you are just a casual hiker, don't do this after 9 AM or before 7 PM in the summer heat.  Hiking stairs, even on cloudy days, increases your body heat unbelievably fast.  With the kind of humidity we're experiencing, sweat doesn't evaporate and you run the risk of heat stroke.