Sierra Club Stair Walk: Glassell Park South / Taylor Yard
This is stair walk #4 in Charles Fleming’s book.
3.2 miles, 401 stairs. Difficulty rating: 3.5 out of 5
On Wednesday, December 12, my friends and I met up with the Sierra Club at Rio de Los Angeles State Park, which, until 1985 was the Taylor Yard (named after a grain merchant) freight switching facility. Now the natural river wetlands have been restored. There’s a really nice sports field and rec center and a playground that had so many great slides and things I was considering trying it out myself!
One friend surprised us with tamales, still warm, from a woman selling them at the NoHo Red Line station. They were a nice treat before setting off on a stair walk on a cold, rainy day.
Here are some pictures from the walk. You can click on them to enlarge them.
I enjoyed this stair walk. It was a good mixture of stairs and hills and nature trails.
After the stair walk, we went to Mambos in Glendale for some delicious cuban food. I got Mambos Chicken which came with white rice, black beans, and maduros (sautéed sweet plaintains). Although the chicken was good, I wouldn’t get that particular dish again because the chicken was on the bone and difficult to eat.