Hiked up to Mount St. Mary’s College to watch the 4th of July fireworks tonight – almost 900 feet above Los Angeles and the other cities below. Found a spot where we could see fireworks in Santa Monica, Marina del Rey and Redondo Beach with three or four smaller displays in between. The fireworks were spectacular.
From this vantage point there was an added dimension that is not available up close. The explosions below roared and the surrounding canyons echoed back. The roar and the echoes rose and fell but were never quite silent. A new and different experience that is worth the climb.